The news of Tom Cruise setting a “strategic partnership” with Warner Bros. has certain “Top Gun” fans barrel-rolling out of control. Don’t panic, put on your oxygen mask before you attempt to help others — and definitely don’t jump without a chute, because a third “Top Gun” has been in development for a while now, a source told IndieWire.
“Top Gun: Maverick” screenwriter Ehren Kruger is working on the next film in the franchise, according to Puck News. The threequel-creating installment will reunite Cruise with his “Maverick” co-stars Miles Teller and Glen Powell. Producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison will be back, and “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski is also set to return — either as director (again), or at least to produce.
Paramount Pictures declined comment on this story; a spokesperson for “Top Gun” co-producer Skydance did not immediately respond to our requests for comment.
As IndieWire previously reported, Cruise’s new Warner Bros. deal is non-exclusive; “Top Gun” and his “Mission: Impossible” franchise set at Paramount Pictures were never in peril. (Cruise doesn’t technically have a deal with Paramount, it’s been more of a relationship-based pact.) Misreports or misinterpretations of the WB news created a bit of a panic.
Under the new partnership, Cruise and his production company get an office on the Warner Bros. Discovery lot in Burbank. From those confines, Cruise, 61 will…
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