According to Variety, writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) are in the middle of negotiations to write the script for the upcoming Top Gun sequel. Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison are both set to produce, but while Tony Scott confirmed the existence of the sequel last year, he still hasn’t been officially announced to direct, nor has it been confirmed whether or not Tom Cruise’s character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell will have any role in the new, yet-to-be-penned story.
In an interview with MTV last year, Tony Scott had this to say about the new Top Gun:
“It’s not even a reinvention, it’s not even a sequel. It’s a re-thinking. “What inspired me is that the world today is great, it’s so different from the world we touched originally. It’s really run by guys sitting in Nevada on computers playing war games.
“It’s a mixture of that, and it’s the end of the generation of fighter pilots. Not in a complete end to the generation, because these guys they go up in F-35s and they carry 10 drones with them. [But] it’s a very different movie.”