Top Gun is one of those franchises that have been successful, but then has been lying dormant for more than 20 years now. There have been talks about getting the sequel off the ground for years. However, the time just wasn’t right. Given the success of the franchise, it has launched stars such as Meg Ryan, Tom Cruise, and Val Kilmer. Both Cruise and Kilmer are set to return to the franchise which is in the process of looking at directors. As of right now, the producers are looking at Joseph Kosinski of Tron Legacy and Oblivion directing the film.
One good thing about Val Kilmer being eager to return as Iceman is that he has been dealing with health issues. Among the things that he has been rumored to suffer from is cancer. However, Val Kilmer has expressed an eagerness to return to the role that has brought him to the forefront. After Top Gun, Val Kilmer has had his share of roles. Among the roles he has played is Bruce Wayne in Batman Forever. He has also starred in The Saint.
Of course Tom Cruise is going to be headlining the cast. The only thing that is uncertain is the story of Top Gun 2. The only thing that is certain is that they are getting ready to start filming before the end of the year so that they can get everything ready. This could be another nostalgic trip for people who have enjoyed the original. Now, it is only a matter of time.