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Much of the fraternity experience is shaped by “Top Gun.” Blasting “Highway to the Danger Zone” at parties. Naming brothers and frat hounds after the characters. Telling girls “Take me to bed or lose me forever.” Now, production on the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 blockbuster has finally taken off.
Rumors of “Top Gun 2″ have swirled since the original touched down in 1986. Skydance CEO David Ellison confirmed that the project is in development and revealed its plot details at a “Terminator Genisys” press junket in Berlin, Collider reports.
He added, “It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters … It’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today.”
Given the “drone technology” information, I imagine a classic John Henry, man versus machine plot, where Maverick fights to keep both his job and his place as king of the skies against an unmanned aircraft. Maybe there will be a little “Terminator” thrown in, where one of the drones goes rogue and Maverick is called out of retirement to neutralize the perilous situation. Hopefully, there will even be some “Wall-E” added to the mix. I know I’m not the only one yearning for some robot airplane on robot airplane action.
I not only look forward to the movie, but I can’t wait for that freak of nature Tom Cruise to get mic’d up for a set of completely unhinged and bizarre interviews leading up to the release.
“Ya see, Bill, there’s like these robots…FLYING ROBOTS MAN. You don’t even understand. YOU don’t know what it’s like to be ME. Millions of galaxies and planets and pre-crimes…and for what? For the people, Bill.”
“Mr. Cruise, please put your pants on.”.