‘Top Gun 2’ Adds Miles Teller as Goose’s Son

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are reprising their roles as Maverick and Iceman, respectively, in Top Gun 2, which began filming earlier this month. Goose was played by Anthony Edwards in the 1986 original. With Teller playing the child of Goose, it can only be assumed his wife (Meg Ryan) was pregnant in the film. Glen Powell (Hidden Figures) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) also tested for the same role.

Top Gun: Maverick will also reunite Kosinski with Cruise, after the duo previously collaborated on the 2013 big-budget sci-fi spectacle Oblivion.

Details on the new Top Gun are now under wraps but Teller's character will reportedly take his father's place as Maverick's newest wingman and protege in an era when fighter pilots are steadily being replaced by drone aircraft. The plot for the film will focus on the creation of drones and other new technology that is making human pilot's jobs obsolete. Filming for the sequel officially began at the end of May.

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Glen reacted to the news that he lost the part on his Twitter account.

Added another: "Miles Teller being cast over Glen Powell in the Top Gun sequel is good, because Glen would have made me care about this movie and now I can gleefully continue not giving a s-t". Maybe, I'll leave one.

In the original pic, Goose, played by Anthony Edwards, was the co-pilot to Cruise's Maverick. Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying. Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise will produce the film, and Harold Faltermeyer, the composer who created Top Gun's memorable theme music, is also returning to the production.

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