Tom Cruise is preparing to sing an encore to "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling" two decades after his wingman Goose died. According to reports, he was reportedly approached to star in a sequel to the 1986 hit movie 'Top Gun'.
The story line? The 46-year-old would reprise his role as cocky fighter-pilot Maverick, some years later. A source tells The Sun, "The idea is Maverick is at the Top Gun school as an instructor - and this time it is he who has to deal with a cocky new female pilot."
As played by Katie Holmes??
This is a bad idea to do a sequel since Top Gun has held up well as a film for two decades and should probably be left alone. It's still worth a watch and the flying is amazing. (The F-14 Tomcat was the real star of the movie.)
In other Cruiser news, he can't seem to get a break in Hollywood these days. His rumored casting as Edward Salt is in serious doubt - at least for financial reasons is not for several others.
Roger Friedman mentioned in his column at Fox News that: “[Tom] Cruise is probably not going to be playing the role of Edwin A. Salt, a fictional CIA officer who is outed as a spy” in Phil Noyce’s “Edwin A. Salt”.
Says the author, it’s over money. “Apparently, Tom is unaware of the change in his status in the Hollywood community. Where once he was the top-paid star, Cruise now is in a position where a $20 million salary is not possible. I’m told an internal memo went around among the film’s producers and top creators in which the Cruise situation was discussed and names were gathered for a replacement.”
Friedman adds that Will Smith will likely replace Cruise.