There will be no Top Gun 2 without Pete Mitchell. (That’s Maverick to me and you.) Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie, who’s brainstorming ideas about resurrecting the Reagan-era, need-for-speed blockbuster, corrected reports that Tom Cruise’s flyboy might not be the star of a new film. In an email to New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog, McQuarrie wrote, “There is no Top Gun 2 in which Maverick is not the starring role.”