Image Credit: Steve Granitz/; Everett CollectionTom Cruise may be feeling the need for speed again sometime soon. High-flying rumors have been circulating about the much-anticipated Top Gun sequel and whether or not Cruise would be returning his iconic star-cementing role as the fighter-pilot Maverick. Now director Tony Scott has told EW that the star is indeed in talks to come back for Top Gun 2, and, if he does, he would be playing a “big role” in the story. “We have been talking with Tom, definitely,” says Scott. This comes after screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie sent an email to Vulture stating, “There is no Top Gun 2 in which Maverick is not the starring role.”

But while Cruise may possibly return to the role he played 24 years ago, the world will have changed since his days flying Tomcats with Iceman and the late, great Goose. “It’s not a remake and it’s not a reinvention,” Scott says about the project. “It’s about the end of an era, the end of the era of the fighter pilot … There are these kids who sit in trailers in Nevada playing war games on computers, and they’re the ones that control these drones 10,000 miles away. That’s the world we’ll be focusing on.”

What do you think about this news, PopWatchers? Happy to hear Cruise might be our wing-man once more?

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