Work has officially begun on the highly anticipated "Top Gun 3" film, according to a report by Deadline. This news comes after the immense success of its predecessor, "Top Gun: Maverick," which was released in 2022. Despite a 36-year gap between the first "Top Gun" film in 1986 and its sequel, "Maverick" became a box office hit and the most profitable film in Tom Cruise's extensive career. It is no wonder that Paramount is eager to capitalize on this success with a third installment.
Ehren Kruger, the co-writer of "Maverick," is currently working on the script for the new "Top Gun" film. Rumors suggest that actors Miles Teller and Glen Powell will be involved, along with producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison. Joe Kosinski is also expected to be either the director or producer of the project.
Tom Cruise, who is currently filming "Mission: Impossible 8" for Paramount, recently signed a significant non-exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to develop and produce theatrical films.
"Maverick" was a massive success, earning $1.49 billion at the global box office. It received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won the award for Best Sound. It was also named the Best Film of 2022 by the popular movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, with a 96% certified fresh rating from critics and a near-perfect 99% fresh audience score.