Since Tony Scott’s death, Top Gun 2 has been in jeopardy. In fact, it wasn’t until after his death that a campaign for its existence grew even stronger. Jerry Bruckheimer – the legendary producer – has asserted that he wants to make the dream of a Top Gun sequel come true.

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“Tony came to us with a vision for the story that excited me, excited Tom and excited Paramount,” Bruckheimer told the News while promoting his latest film, The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp. “Hopefully we can keep that vision and everybody wants to do it, it just got derailed by Tony's unfortunate passing. But we're still excited about it, we've been excited for 30 years to make the movie, but we've never had a story that everybody signed off on until now.”

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Val Kilmer, who played, Iceman, in the original Top Gun, is definitely on board. "I think it wouldn't be that difficult to maintain the spirit of it," Kilmer told Larry King on Wednesday night. Top Gun earned $365.8 million worldwide in 1986, which, considering how much tickets cost at the time, was a hefty achievement. The film became a cult classic, and launched the career of Tom Cruise into the pantheon of Hollywood greats. The original director, Tony Scott, tragically committed suicide last summer. He was said to be working on the sequel before his passing.