Jerry Bruckheimer teases possibility of another Top Gun movie with Tom Cruise
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Maverick producer Jerry Bruckheimer has teased fans with the possibility of another Top Gun movie with Tom Cruise.
36 years after the release of the original 1986 film, Cruise reprised his role as of US naval aviator Pete Mitchell.
The movie turned out to be a monster hit and reportedly pulled in a whopping $1.49 billion at the Box Office.
Speaking at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday (15 January) Bruckheimer said 'there's nobody like' the leading actor.
"Nobody works harder, cares more or is a better actor than Tom Cruise," he told Fox News Digital.
We're very fortunate that he came back to do another Top Gun in Maverick and made it the worldwide success it's become."
Commenting on how the actors prepared for the film, the 79-year-old explained: "Our actors went through three months of training in various jets.
"First in a prop plane then an aerobatic prop then in a jet and finally in an F-18, so they can handle all the G forces that the plane puts on, eight or nine G's a time.
"It worked perfectly because our actors in the plane when we actually filmed it was real and that's amazing.
"The fact that they withstood those amounts of G's and gave a great performance on top of it, it made it a worldwide hit.
"Top Gun: Maverick brought an older audience back to the theatres that hadn't been there in years and the critics liked it too.
"So it was a double banger there."
However, when asked if there would be another Top Gun movie, Bruckheimer decided to leave the door open on that one.
"Well Tom's doing a couple Mission Impossible's right now so we'll have to wait and see," Bruckheimer teased.
The film sees Fraser play reclusive, overweight, English teacher Charlie who attempts to reconnect with his seventeen-year-old daughter.
The actor came out on top ahead of Austin Butler for Elvis, Tom Cruise for Top Gun: Maverick, Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal for Aftersun, and Bill Nighy for Living.
In an emotional acceptance speech, Fraser said: "This movie, The Whale, it’s about love, it’s about redemption.
"It’s about finding the light in a dark place and I’m so lucky to have worked with an ensemble that is incredible."