Tom Cruise has been trying really hard to fire up interest in the Top Gun sequel that he not only swears will begin filming soon, but has a title that pays homage to his character. These were solid efforts, but The Mummy star has finally pulled out the big gun—he’s now teasing more beach volleyball.
In a recent Entertainment Tonight interview, Cruise said “There’s gonna be jets—very fast jets. There’s gonna be an aircraft carrier, maybe two. And a wide range of jets. It’s gonna have music… We have a soundtrack.” Okay, so aside from the jets and aircraft carrier, this sounds like it could be any movie. But wait, there’s more: “There’s gonna be actors in it. [And a] motorcycle—definitely [a] motorcycle.” Still with you, Cruise, but again, those are all components of most movies. “[There] may be a volleyball scene. Maybe. We’ll see. I have not told anyone in the world as much as I’ve just told you right now.” That’s what we were looking for.
In addition to more shirtless, sandy action, Top Gun: Maverick could also see more of Val Kilmer’s Iceman. The actor, who recently had a bout with cancer, has been talking up the sequel for years now, even having to walk back a statement about his involvement in November 2015. Despite that flub, Kilmer remains ready to be deployed at anytime, he tells Twitter.