The screenwriter for the recently confirmed sequel to the 1986 classic movie Top Gun has found a way to incorporate Tom Cruise's 'Maverick' character into the new film and hopes the Hollywood star will join the cast, reports the Press Association.
An insider close to the project, which will be directed by Tony Scott, told the Vulture film blog that writer Christopher McQuarrie has penned a role for Cruise's character and a source close to the star revealed that the actor will agree to the 'smaller' part, providing it's not too 'obvious'.
39-year-old Scott recently confirmed that he is set to get behind the camera for the project, but said that the film will cover completely new territory, in order to fit in with modern aviation technology, he told Hitfix.com, "It's a whole different world now. These computer geeks - these kids play war games in a trailer. and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones", before adding, "I don't want to do a remake. I don't want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie".