Val Kilmer just revealed on Facebook that he has been offered to return to one of his most iconic characters; no....not Batman....but Iceman from Top Gun!
The actor posted on his Facebook profile:
“I just got offered #topgun2 — not often you get to say ‘yes’ without reading the script…”
He updated his profile with:
“This is a long way off so calm down. This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role. I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun… An innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent…”
Kilmer may have been premature in making the "announcement" but it does look as though the wheels are moving on getting a Top Gun sequel underway. We've known for a while that both Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise have wanted to do a sequel and with Kilmer getting calls from his agent about the role, we may get an announcement within the next year hopefully. The project was being worked on a few years back with original director Tony Scott before his unfortunate suicide in 2012.
I'm a big fan of the original Top Gun, it's cheesy, ridiculous but so much fun and Val Kilmer is a big part of why that movie works so I'm overjoyed to hear he will be involved in the probable sequel.
Are you on board for Top Gun 2? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JamesPorter97