ByJim Twiddy, writer at
Jim Twiddy

If you are like me, you are probably a Top Gun maniac, a Maverick Fanatic if you will. As soon as I heard that there would be another Top Gun I began fantasizing over who would be a great new Maverick. While Tom Cruise is supposed to be playing the role, I think it is important to consider all of the options. There is one obvious choice for the role: Ryan Gosling.

I know what you're thinking. "That's Crazy" or "No don't do that" but hear me out....

Ryan Gosling would be an incredible new spin for the movie. Everyone is expecting for Tom Cruise to come and make it full of Cruise, which of course will be awesome, but it's just too obvious. The movie should take an unexpected turn to the stoic/tonal/dark mood that can only be pulled off by the Gosling. One of my favorite movies of all time is "Drive" directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. If you have seen this movie then you know what kind of mood I am talking about.

Now imagine that kind of mood fused into Top Gun. That would be something never seen before, and likely AMAZING. Just imagine the Gosling in that flight suit wearing those aviators. That would be the definition of BAMF. They could even keep Tom Cruise on board and make him Gosling's mentor or something, Maverick is a TOP GUN instructor by the time the original Top Gun ends so the story would make sense. And another thing, the Gosling's name is GOSLING! Like, you know, a baby Goose? If you will remember Goose has a son before he dies in the original movie, think of the possibilities!

Don't get me wrong, I'm just as excited for Tom Cruise to get back in the saddle for Top Gun 2 as the next guy. It's just fun to imagine.

Leave a comment explaining who you think would be an awesome pilot in the new Top Gun.


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