Tom Cruise confirms he'll play pilot of cargo plane hauling rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong in 'Top Gun 2'
MALIBU, Calif. — Actor Tom Cruise has confirmed that "Top Gun 2" is happening, and he'll be taking on the role of a cargo plane pilot who hauls rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong, sources confirmed today.
Cruise, who owes his superstardom to his portrayal of hot shot Navy fighter pilot "Maverick" as he trains at the elite "Top Gun" pilot school, says he's excited to start filming an update to the 1986 blockbuster. Although moviegoers enjoyed the dogfighting scenes and homoerotic beach volleyball matches of the original film, Cruise says his role will be quite different in "Top Gun 2," which is filming under the codename "Gold Base."
"The film is going to be great, absolutely fantastic," Cruise told reporters. "I can't really give away too many details, but I can tell you that I'm coming back as Maverick and Val [Kilmer] will be back as Iceman."
According to sources, "Top Gun 2" is set roughly 25 years after the original where we meet "Maverick," a washed-up former naval aviator who has fou…
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