Iceman Is Back: Val Kilmer Joins Top Gun 2 Cast

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Not only isĀ Top Gun 2 finally happening after 29 years, but Iceman, aka Val Kilmer, is returning!

Kilmer took to Facebook to express his excitement in being involved.

“I just got offered #topgun2,” he wrote, “not often you get to say ‘yes’ without reading the script…Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!! ‘Yes.'”

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After nearly 30 years, there have been many advancements in fighter jets, so having this movie made now will make it much more different to the original, but I think that will be half the fun of the sequel. We definitely won’t be getting a remake of the first movie.

Kilmer did remind us though, that the movie isn’t happening any time soon.

“We will all miss Tony Scott one of the kindest gentleman I’ve ever met in the film biz, but let’s fire up some fighter jets again!!! This is a long way off so calm down,” he said. “This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role. I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun… An innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent…”

It makes me so happy to see Val Kilmer as excited to be returning to Top Gun as much as I am. It proves that the actors have been looking forward to doing a sequel as well.

Top Gun 2 is currently in development. It doesn’t yet have a director, summary, or timetable, so who knows when we can expect it to be out in theaters, but at least we know that is happening.

Let’s all have a celebratory watch of the volleyball scene fromĀ Top Gun and remember Goose.

Now that casting for the movie has started maybe we will start to hear more news about what we can expect in the next couple months.

Kelli Heidelberger