Despite being 26 years old, Top Gun remains a solid fixture in the American (and perhaps even the world’s) cultural subconscious. Its enduring popularity has long made it a viable candidate for a sequel, even decades after the original’s release. Rumors of a Top Gun 2 engaged afterburners earlier this year as screenwriters were actively courted to craft a script for a new Tom Cruise fighter-pilot epic.
Sadly, it appears that hopes for the further adventures of Maverick and Iceman are in vain. Three months after the suicide of Top Gun director Tony Scott, Paramount Pictures has admitted that the sequel will almost certainly not be produced. In its place, the studio has begun planning for the release of the 3-D conversion of the original film in 2013.
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