Top Gun 3 could be ready for takeoff soon. Miles Teller has revealed that he has talked to Tom Cruise about filming a third Top Gun movie, just days after their smash-hit sequel which recently surpassed a whopping $1 billion at the international box office, becoming the highest-grossing film around the world for 2022 so far. In conversation with some sources, Teller said, “I’ve been having some conversations with him (referring to Tom Cruise) about it. We’ll see”. Teller has also said that it is ultimately up to Cruise as to whether Top Gun will become a trilogy or not. “That would be great, but that’s all up to T.C.”, Teller clarified. “It’s all up to Tom”.

The prospect of another installment is sure to delight millions of  Top Gun fanatics all over the world who have flocked to cinemas to see the breathtaking blockbuster, which has also won the hearts of critics. Last month, Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski revealed that Cruise really did not want to make a sequel to the original 1986 blockbuster initially, in which he famously played the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. 

In an interview, Kosinski recalled reading the script for the sequel before flying to Paris in a bid to persuade Cruise to sign on. The director stated, “Basically had 30 minutes to pitch this film. But when I got there, I found that Tom really didn’t want to make another Top Gun". However, Kosinski convinced Cruise the flick would be a hit, and the Mission: Impossible superstar subsequently used his incredible influence to help get the movie made. Kosinski recalled Cruise picking up his phone and calling the head of Paramount Pictures, defiantly telling the executive there, “We’re making another Top Gun". The director declared saying, "It was pretty impressive to see the power of a real movie star at that moment".

Top Gun was one of Cruise's first action roles which was released back in 1986. He starred as fighter pilot alongside Kelly McGinnis, Val Kilmer, and Tom Skerrit. Indeed, it was the right move for Cruise to reprise his role as the fighter pilot, with Top Gun: Maverick which ended up becoming his best performing film ever.