Tom Cruise Feeling the Need for Speed Again in Top Gun 3 Movie: Report

Tom Cruise may be jetting to the skies again soon.

Following the massive success of Top Gun: Maverick, thereโ€™s reportedly been some movement at Paramount toward a third installment of the movie franchise, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter

The third film in the hit series could feature some familiar names from Top Gun: Maverick, as the filmโ€™s co-writer Ehren Kruger is reportedly writing the script for the film, according to the outlet. Sources also told The Hollywood Reporter that Joe Kosinski, who directed the second film, is also being tapped once again to direct.

Multiple Maverick stars previously confirmed that there have been talks of a third installment. Miles Teller, who plays Lt. Bradley โ€œRoosterโ€ Bradshaw in the film, revealed in July 2022 that he and Cruise had โ€œbeen having some conversationsโ€ about the possibility of another movie. Though the actor, 36, noted at the time, โ€œItโ€™s all up to Tom.โ€

Tom Cruise as seen in โ€˜Top Gun: Maverick.โ€™.

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Glen Powell, who played Lt. Jake โ€˜Hangmanโ€™ Seresin, also told PEOPLE in August 2022, โ€œThereโ€™s definitely been conversations [but] itโ€™s above my pay grade.โ€

โ€œItโ€™s really up to Tom. Itโ€™s up to [producer Jerry Bruckheimer]. Itโ€™s up to all the powers that be, but if they call me back to Miramar, Iโ€™ll be there,โ€ he added.

Tom Cruise seen in โ€˜Top Gun: Maverickโ€™ poster.

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Top Gun: Maverick, which follows Cruiseโ€™s character Capt. Pete โ€œMaverickโ€ Mitchell as he returns to Top Gun to teach a new set of airforce pilots (including Teller and Powellโ€™s characters), set numerous records after its release. It raked in nearly $1.5 billion worldwide since its release in May 2022, and is the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S. and 12th-highest in the world.

It is also Cruiseโ€™s highest-earning film to date and was nominated for six Oscars, eventually taking home the award for Best Sound. It even became Paramount Picturesโ€™ No. 1 movie ever in Japan, as well as Skydanceโ€™s.

Tom Cruise riding a motorcycle in โ€˜Top Gun: Maverick.โ€™.

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The blowout success of the film after the COVID-19 pandemic sent Hollywood abuzz, with Steven Spielberg even telling Cruise, 60, that he โ€œsaved Hollywoodโ€™s assโ€ with the film during an Oscars nominees luncheon.

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The director, 76, added that Cruise โ€œmight have saved theatrical distributionโ€ entirely with the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit. โ€œSeriously, Top Gun: Maverick might have saved the entire theatrical industry,โ€ Spielberg told Cruise in the video.