President and CEO of Paramount Pictures, Brian Robbins, has finally addressed the likelihood of another Top Gun movie.
For many fans, Top Gun: Maverick’s success has been the biggest surprise of the year as the film came out after more than 30 years of the original movie. To be precise, it has been 36 years since Top Gun, helmed by Tony Scott released, but despite the massive delay, there is still room for some high-octane action.
Top Gun: Maverick Has Done Really Well At The Box Office
Top Gun: Maverick has exceeded all expectations at the global box office until now, destined to become Tom Cruise’s biggest film to date. At the time of this writing, the film had grossed $308 million domestically and around $569 million globally, putting it well on track to become his best earner ever.
The financial success is of the film matched by its incredible reviews, with an astounding 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and 78 on Metacritic, with most critics agreeing that the Tom Cruise starrer packs its punches in not just the action sequences, but in its emotional moments, too.
Therefore, this comes as somewhat surprising that Paramount Pictures isn’t really talking about a sequel at the moment. While appearing in an exclusive interview with Variety, Robbins revealed that he doesn’t really want to “speculate” on a Top Gun 3 and is just happy to let Maverick hold the spotlight. While he seemed pleased with the success of the sequel, Robbins doesn’t hint any plan for a follow-up in the coming days.
Here is what he said:
Let’s see where we are 35 years from now. I don’t want to speculate. This is an incredible run. The sky is the limit for this movie.
Even director Joseph Kosinski talked about the sequel being set apart so many years from the first film.
When we were holding the movie for two years, I was worried that people might lose interest and that it might feel stale. But oddly, post-pandemic, the movie feels more relevant because there is this collective yearning for the way things used to be, which makes sense, considering what we’ve all come through collectively. And the film definitely taps into that. Also just it being a classic summer movie or what I remember my experience was of the first film when I saw it for the first time.
It might seem against the flow of movie trends nowadays, but the fact that neither Cruise nor Robbins has started to hype up a Top Gun 3 does speak volumes of their sense of integrity.