According To Maverick Star Glen Powell Top Gun 3 Could Happen
Top Gun: Maverick actor Glen Powell discusses how Top Gun 3 may happen, but he has a few requirements for another high-flying sequel
Maverick's release date was first pushed back to allow Kosinski and his production crew more time to choreograph and shoot the film's complicated dogfight scenes, but it was subsequently pushed back again because to the COVID-19 epidemic. Top Gun: Maverick finally hits theaters this Memorial Day weekend, 36 years after the first film's premiere. Tom Cruise returns as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, partnering Val Kilmer as his longtime adversary, Tom "Iceman" Kazansky. Powell portrays Lieutenant Jake Seresin, codenamed "Hangman," who serves as the sequel's equivalent of Iceman.
While Maverick hits cinemas on May 27, some of the film's actors are already looking ahead. Powell discussed the idea of Top Gun 3 with IndieWire and gave his own requirements for the hypothetical sequel. The Top Gun: Maverick actor would desire a sequel that outperforms or adds something significant to the tale. Powell stated the following:
"I think Tom, basically, his sort of motto at the beginning of this thing is, if you can’t beat the earlier movies, there’s no reason in doing it at all. There’s no reason in just adding another movie to the filmography of the world, if it doesn’t contribute or beat the original."
Powell joins a stellar cast that includes Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Monica Barbaro. Teller previously published his concept for Top Gun 3, which would be a direct sequel to Maverick dubbed Top Gun: Rooster, called after his character's callsign. While Top Gun: Maverick lacks the post-credits scene that moviegoers have come to expect, Teller does propose a novel concept (one that also suggests his character survives the events of Maverick).
Maverick's tremendous dedication to practical filmmaking by Kosinski and Cruise almost assured that it would outperform the original 1986 picture, and the overwhelming majority of reviewers and audiences believe that it has. But Powell makes an excellent argument, since it will be impossible for a sequel to outdo or add anything to the series after Top Gun: Maverick, which neatly wraps off the plot without leaving too many loose ends. Of course, any sequel decisions will very certainly be determined by actor and producer Cruise, although it may be better to end on a good note.