Bruckheimer said that he had recently caught up with Cruise to "discuss" working on the long-awaited 'Top Gun' sequel.
After months of speculation, it would appear that work on Top Gun 2 has finally begun, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeting a picture of himself with Tom Cruise, the star of the iconic original movie, saying that they had met specifically to “discuss” the project.
The 72 year old production heavyweight seems to have at last confirmed that one of the most eagerly-anticipated sequels in movie history is actually a going concern, a full three decades after the first Top Gun came out in 1986.
Tom Cruise at the New York premiere of 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation'
The actor has revealed some juicy ‘Top Gun 2’ details on his Facebook page.
Nearly 30 years after we were first introduced to Iceman and Maverick, it seems a sequel to Top Gun could finally be on its way, according to star Val Kilmer. In a Facebook status shared late on Monday night, the actor seemed to confirm not only his involvement in the sequel, but also that of Tom Cruise and director Francis Ford Coppola.
Val Kilmer seems to be onboard for Top Gun 2.
Jerry Bruckheimer - The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2015 Fall TV Preview - 'CSI' Farewell Salute at The Paley Center for Media at Paley Center for Media - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 16th September 2015
Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Maverick in a 'Top Gun' sequel as long as there's "no CGI on the jets".
Tom Cruise has spoken a bit more about what he’d like to see from the rumoured Top Gun sequel. “It would be fun,” he admitted, “I would like to get back into those jets.”
However, the Hollywood megastar had one condition for his involvement, which was rumoured by a producer recently. “It would have to be practical. I don't want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one.”
The 53 year old actor made the comments to Reuters ahead of his new movie Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which had its London premiere on Saturday (July 25th) ahead of its worldwide theatrical release on July 31st.
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Maria Shriver and Jerry Bruckheimer - American attorney, journalist and member of the Kennedy family Bobby Shriver at the election night party held at The Abbey as he runs for Los Angeles County Supervisor in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014
Linda Bruckheimer and Jerry Bruckheimer - A host of stars attended the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala which was presented by Christian Dior Couture at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014
Pirates 5 will some 6 years after 'On Stranger Tides'
Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on July 7, 2017 – a six-year gap between franchise entries. The tentpole, which stars Johnny Depp in the now-iconic lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow, was supposed to hit cinemas in the summer of 2015, but scripting issues have lead to major delays.
Johnny Depp in his most lucrative on-screen role to date as Captain Jack Sparrow
Disney will be looking forward to getting Dead Men off the ground; the last Pirates movie - On Stranger Tides - grossed $1.04 billion in 2011. So far, the franchise as a whole has accumulated something like $3.7 billion in ticket sales alone, and merchandise for the movies sells well, too.
The legendary producer wants to add a contemporary feel to any sequel
Jerry Bruckheimer wants Tom Gun 2 to focus on drones
Top Gun 2 was in serious jeopardy when Tony Scott – director of the original cult hit – died in August of 2012. But instead of letting the project fizzle out, Bruckheimer has always been keen to press on and make it a reality. Now, the producer has revealed that drones will play a huge part in the sequel.
'Pirates of the Caribbean' producer, Jerry Bruckheimer and The Walt Disney Co. are parting ways in 2014 as the company attempts to rein in film costs and focus on movies from Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm LTD.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the blockbuster franchise 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and this year's biggest summer flop 'The Lone Ranger' will be parting ways with Walt Disney Co as the company will not renew its first-look deal when it runs out in 2014.
The 69 year old boosts a résumé of producing such films for the studio as 'The Rock', 'Armageddon', 'National Treasure', 'Con Air' and the hugely successful franchise 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.
The reason for the company severing ties with the Hollywood producer is to cut costs and concentrate on films from Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd.
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And we are counting Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth here.
The rumor has been lurking around the movie business for a while, and now, sadly for Jerry Bruckheimer, it’s been confirmed: Disney is ending the producer’s contract in 2014. The Hollywood Reporter first announced the news, shared in an email from Disney to the website. Following the announcement, Bruckheimer himself maintains that the split was a personal choice, prompted by the fact that the company was not in favor of making the movies he wanted to make. However, this has done little to quell the rumors that the split was decided by Disney, due to the dismal performance of The Lone Ranger earlier this year. Nevertheless, the Pirates of the Carribean producer defended his right to some measure of independence.
As of 2014, Bruckheimer will be a free bird.
"It's time for us to tackle all kinds of movies, not just Disney movies," Bruckheimer told The Hollywood Reporter. "We're still working on Pirates and hopefully National Treasure, and we still have development at Disney."
The prolific producer will end his collaborative run with the Disney company, who insist his departure has nothing to do with 'The Lone Ranger' flop
Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney are the latest Hollywood couple to end a once beautiful relationship following a period of uncertainty prompted by a series of missteps. Unlike most Hollywood splits though, this one is being handle amicably as both parties agreed to go their separate ways following a difference of opinion on the studio's creative direction.
Bruckheimer (L) and Disney chief Alan Horn (R) both say The Lone Ranger had nothing to do with the split
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Disney released a statement to press on Thursday, 19 September, stating that the studio will look to end it's first-look deal with the producer in 2014. Bruckheimer spoke with THR about the split and insisted that his departure from the studio has nothing to do the failure of his last film, The Lone Ranger. He said that the split comes down to the fact that Disney no longer want to make the kind of movies that he's interested in making and insists their relationship has simply run it's course. However, he did mention that he plans on resolving the matter before it is finalised, and had no concerns as to whether he would be able to reach another contract agreement following the fallout.
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Disney might just be stalling to weigh up their options
Officially, and this is from Jerry Bruckheimer’s mouth: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been delayed to 2016 because of a scripting issue. He and everyone involved want to get it right. Sounds plausible enough. But given the problems Disney had with a big-money Johnny Depp, Bruckheimer-produced blockbuster last time out, suggestions are that the giants are mulling things over.
Are Disney ready to ride with Depp again?
“We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done,” revealed Bruckheimer in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s all a factor,” he said, answering a question on price tags. “We want a script that everyone’s signed off on and a budget that everyone’s signed off on.” Jeff Nathanson is working on the screenplay for Pirates 5 and Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are signed up to direct.
Fans of the ever-popular 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise will have to wait a little bit long to see Capt. Jack Sparrow on the big screen again
Johnny Depp and co. won't be back on screen in their finest swashbuckling attire for longer than first anticipated, as it has been revealed that Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 will not be finished in time to meet it's originally planned release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was due to hit cinemas in summer 2015, but will now arrive at a later date.
Johnny Depp will be returning as Capt. Jack Sparrow
Series producer Jerry Bruckheimer told THR that the decision was made to push back the release date was due to on-going script issues that should be resolved in time to see the film released in time for summer 2016. Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, will see Johnny Depp return to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, with no further cast details yet announced. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg were in agreement to direct, but this could potentially change with the new script adjustments.