Val Kilmer's iconic character Iceman will return in Top Gun 2

08 June, 2018, 08:16 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
  • Tom Cruise will reunite with Val Kilmer in Top Gun 2 which is currently filming in San Diego California

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Val Kilmer will star opposite Tom Cruise in "Top Gun: Maverick" which is now filming.

Val Kilmer is heading back to the skies - or at least to the role that brought him there.

In the original Top Gun, Cruise and Kilmer's characters, Maverick and Iceman, respectively, developed a tentative friendship after working out their fierce rivarly on screen.

American filmmaker, Joseph Kosinski, will direct the sequel, with a screenplay by Eric Warren Singer (Only the Brave), Peter Craig (The Hunger Games) and Justin Marks (The Jungle Book). The original film, directed by Tony Scott, featured Cruise as a young naval aviator Pete Maverick Mitchell aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Iceman is making his return with Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick. It also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt in pivotal roles. New tech such as drones make the pilots' jobs obsolete, but Maverick and Iceman aren't regular pilots.

Steve Bruce faces uncertainty over his future at Aston Villa
Aston Villa have suspended CEO Keith Wyness amid suggestions that the HMRC has issued a winding up order against the club, according to Sky News .

Back in 2015, Val Kilmer took to Facebook saying that he "just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script".

When Top Gun first came out, Kilmer had only two major film credits under his belt.

The film is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and David Ellison for Skydance, and is expected to release in July next year.

In 1986, Top Gun hit theaters and brought forth a collection of what would be some of the biggest stars in all of Hollywood.

Recommended:

  • Global  friendly: Rashford shines as England cruise past Costa Rica

    Global friendly: Rashford shines as England cruise past Costa Rica

    A sold out Elland Road was treated to its first England worldwide since 2002 - and boy did the locals enjoy it. They've played twice before at Elland Road , drawing 3-3 with Sweden and losing 2-1 against Italy in 2002.
    Chinese phone maker ZTE saved from brink after deal with U.S.

    Chinese phone maker ZTE saved from brink after deal with U.S.

    Given ZTE's reliance on US-made parts, the sanctions effectively crippled the company and forced major operations to cease . Several U.S. chipmakers, including Qualcomm and Intel, count ZTE as a customer.
    29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

    29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

    Tens of thousands of people gathered in a downtown park in Hong Kong for an annual public commemoration of the crackdown. On Monday, the massacre's 29th anniversary, U.S.
  • Autopilot was engaged during deadly Tesla crash in March

    Autopilot was engaged during deadly Tesla crash in March

    The Tesla's driver was found belted in his seat and bystanders removed him from the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames. The report noted that at four seconds before impact, Model X was no longer following a auto in front and began to speed up.
    Talks with Trump are like sausages, says French President Macron

    Talks with Trump are like sausages, says French President Macron

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday no leader was forever, suggesting a more confrontational attitude towards U.S. President Donald Trump as leaders from the Group of Seven countries prepare to clash on trade at a summit in Canada .
    Man arrested after stealing armored vehicle from National Guard base

    Man arrested after stealing armored vehicle from National Guard base

    Police cars can be seen trailing the vehicle as it cruised down Broad Street, according to a bystander's video posted on Twitter . After multiple attempts to communicate with the vehicle's driver, the APC came to a stop near Children's Hospital of Richmond .
  • Woman catches foul ball in beer cup, then chugs the beer

    Woman catches foul ball in beer cup, then chugs the beer

    A San Diego Padres fan became a ballpark favorite Tuesday night during the team's game against the Atlanta Braves . Everyone around her encouraged her to drain the beer, but do you really need to be told to do that?
    76ers president Bryan Colangelo resigns over social media scandal

    76ers president Bryan Colangelo resigns over social media scandal

    The 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics in five games in the second round of the playoffs after finishing the regular season 52-30. Colangelo also said that his wife had tweeted information that was inaccurate and filled with conjecture.
    Sister of Dutch Queen Maxima found dead in Argentina

    Sister of Dutch Queen Maxima found dead in Argentina

    Her body was found Wednesday night by her mother María del Carmen Cerruti and a friend of Zorreguieta, said news agency EFE. She had also worked for the social development ministry in Buenos Aires province and at a United Nations office in Panama.
  • LeBron vents ahead of what may be his last game with Cavaliers

    LeBron vents ahead of what may be his last game with Cavaliers

    But I think having guys that get so excited about a good play, a good block or a good rotation or a good shot or dagger shot. But on social media, much of the chatter early in the evening was about LeBron James' first-quarter dunk.
    Dutch Queen Maxima's sister Ines Zorreguieta dies in Argentina

    Dutch Queen Maxima's sister Ines Zorreguieta dies in Argentina

    Zorreguieta was a psychologist who once worked for an office on social policies at the president's office. Zorreguieta's body was found in her flat in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian news agency Telam reported.

    "Girl in the Spider’s Web" trailer is #MeToo revenge fantasy

    The popular actress is set to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider's Web , which is based on the book of the same name. In the trailer , Foy's character rigs a trap for such a man, who she has no qualms about shooting in the crotch with a stun gun.


Popular

Philadelphia Eagles Star Malcolm Jenkins Protests After Trump Snub
MORE: POLL: Should the President have cancelled the Eagles' visit to the White House? "I wasn't involved in those discussions. Like guys said before me, I'm sure whoever wins this series won't be going". "I'm not going to touch on it", Kelce said.

Liverpool interested in £13m Xherdan Shaqiri
Shaqiri is understood to have a £12m release clause included in his deal at Stoke, which has piqued the interest of potential suitors such as Liverpool .

Comeback king Zverev and Djokovic into French Open quarters
Thiem called their upcoming quarterfinal "the matchup most fans in Germany and Austria were hoping for when they saw the draw". The 98th-ranked Putintseva was trying to become the first player from Kazakhstan to advance to a Grand Slam semifinal.

White House reportedly considering new economic penalties against Canada
A few days ago, Trudeau called the metal tariffs-25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum-" insulting ". Japan has said it can not normalize diplomatic relations without the issue's being resolved.

Beyonce and Jay-Z reveal new photos of their twins on tour
Reps for the couple told Buzzfeed News that the images shown during the On the Run II tour video of two babies weren't the twins. Bey and Jay have been stingy with images of their twins to date, making it downright impossible for anyone to identify them.

Kate Spade's husband says she battled demons but death was complete shock
The family of late fashion designer Kate Spade is not happy about her sister's public comments following her death . Lieberman did not treat Spade personally. "It was Katy's way to be accessible and available to everyone", he said.

Lyon chairman Aulas hands Liverpool huge blow in Fekir pursuit
However, Fekir has never started a competitive match for France so is unlikely to be a key player at the 2018 World Cup. Having already signed Fabinho from Monaco , Jurgen Klopp is clearly looking to bolster his midfield options.

Amazon to show live Premier League football matches
They will show one full Bank Holiday round of games and one further midweek round on their Prime streaming service. However, the entire auction has fallen short of the Premier League's hopes on revenue.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer
The widespread rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid are refusing to die down. The former Manchester United forward is also unhappy with Zinedine Zidane's departure.

Philippe Coutinho makes Mohamed Salah prediction for the World Cup
And he will be heading there as Champions League victor as Russian Federation search for the next World Cup superstar. CRISTIANO Ronaldo has beefed up his personal security... by hiring one of the world's best bull fighters.