Is Val Kilmer returning to reprise his role as Iceman in the sequel to “Top Gun 2”? Well, not quite.
Best known for his roles in “Top Secret!” and “Real Genius”, the popular American actor has apparently been offered to star in the 2nd “Top Gun” film.
However, it seems like Kilmer was too excited that after he received a phone call from his agent, he confused his beloved fans by revealing it on his Facebook page that he would return as Iceman in “Top Gun 2”.
In the post, he wrote:
I just got offered #topgun2 – not often you get to say “yes” without reading the script.
Hours later, he updated the post by saying that the sequel is still a long way to go. “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,” he added.
Directed by Tony Scott, “Top Gun” is an American action drama film that was inspired by the article “Top Guns” written by Ehud Yonay for California magazine. It centres on Cruise’s Maverick, a young Naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Along with his pal Goose (played by Anthony Edwards), he gets the chance to train at the Navy’s prestigious Fighter Weapons School at Miramar in San Diego, also known as “Top Gun”. There Maverick fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father’s death in combat that killed others due to his father’s error.
The film was a box office success as the 1986 action flick, which was on a shoestring budget of USD15,000,000, grossed USD353,816,701 worldwide.
“Top Gun 2” is currently in development, but there’s no director attached to the project yet.
But what do you think? Will Kilmer return to the sequel as Iceman, for real? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.