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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2017, 01:14:38 PM »
I tried watching Top Gun a few months ago and turned it off when Cruise introduced himself as "Maverick" at the bar.

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2017, 02:52:20 PM »
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2017, 12:47:25 PM »
"Because I was inverted."

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Kilmer will be fine for the film if it ever gets made. I'm a huge Top Gun fan. If the story is there, it'll work. I have no doubt Cruise and Kilmer will be good in it.

I'm just thankful they are not trying to do another Iron Eagle. They should have stopped after 1...

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2017, 02:57:54 PM »
If the story is there, it'll work.

I think that was a typo. You probably meant to say "It there are enough cool action scenes, people will go see it."
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2017, 01:29:43 AM »
I'm going to a con in October where Kilmer will be attending. Definitely having him sign my Tombstone blu-ray. That's not quite relevant, but I thought I'd share.

His problem now is the opposite of what it used to be: he needs to GAIN some weight. Post-cancer Val is not a healthy looking Val.



I think I saw a picture of him looking somewhat healthier a little more recently. He has to be feeling pretty good if he's down to visit cons.

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He looks pretty good here at this picture from the convention's page.


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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2018, 01:45:34 PM »
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/22/politics/top-gun-sequel-uss-abraham-lincoln/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_latest+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Most+Recent%29

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A movie crew is currently aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier off the coast of Virginia filming flying sequences for the "Top Gun" sequel starring Tom Cruise, according to the US Navy.

Cruise and his fellow actors are not on board the Nimitz-class carrier at this time, a Navy official said.
"The Navy is supporting one shoot this week aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, per a Production Assistance Agreement signed by Paramount (Pictures) and the Department of Defense," service spokesperson Lt. Cdr. Daniel Day told CNN.
Tom Cruise sparks 'Top Gun' feud between US Air Force, Navy
Tom Cruise sparks 'Top Gun' feud between US Air Force, Navy
"Our priority will always be warfighting, and training combat-ready Naval aviation forces ... That being said, we believe we can support the film and simultaneously achieve training objectives," he said.
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2018, 03:08:31 PM »
It won't suck. It'll have critics, because in this day and age, people shit can things just because they can. But after 32, almost 33 years, it'll be nice to see Pete Mitchell's story continue.

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2018, 03:16:28 PM »
It won't suck.

That was basically what I thought when I heard Tesla were releasing an album in 2008 after a 4-year reprieve.  And again in 2014.  But...  :dunno:

I don't really have expectations one way or the other.  I hope it's decent.  Not because I loved the original (I thought Iron Eagle was the better of the two).  But simply because I'm old enough to be a sucker for reviving nostalgia for the '80s.  And because I think Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are really good actors.  I'm firmly in "wait and see" mode.
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2018, 05:26:48 PM »
Iron Eagle was the better of the two

CHAAAAAPPPPYYYYYY!!!!!

Iron Eagle was awesome.

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2018, 02:31:07 PM »
LOVED Iron Eagle. ha ha ha.

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2018, 05:10:49 PM »
Never saw the first one, really have zero desire to.
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2018, 09:05:00 PM »
...it'll be nice to see Pete Mitchell's story continue.

Of all the 80s movie icons whose story I'd like to see continue, Maverick is pretty low on the list. Chris Knight however... what could he possibly be doing in 2018?

Top Gun was a favorite of mine. I recall my mom not being happy with me watching the love scene, even though it is very tame. Tom Cruise is about as automatic as a movie star can be these days, and it will be good to see Val Kilmer back in the limelight after going so long without doing much worthwhile. He was a favorite actor of mine like 30 years ago.

Can't recall if I ever saw Iron Eagle.
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2018, 09:31:44 AM »
Just for kicks: Goose's hot headed son at Top Gun school, Maverick in a Viper mentor role, Iceman dropping coffee mugs inside a radar tower.

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2018, 08:32:11 AM »
...it'll be nice to see Pete Mitchell's story continue.

Of all the 80s movie icons whose story I'd like to see continue, Maverick is pretty low on the list. Chris Knight however... what could he possibly be doing in 2018?

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2018, 11:24:15 AM »
...it'll be nice to see Pete Mitchell's story continue.

Of all the 80s movie icons whose story I'd like to see continue, Maverick is pretty low on the list. Chris Knight however... what could he possibly be doing in 2018?

Is Lazlo still winning the sweepstakes?
Did Jerry's house survive the popcorn?
Is Kent still a douche?

inquiring minds want to know!

All of this.   Real Genius is one of my all time favorite comedies.   

EDIT - Do you ever get the feeling that Val kindof resents his comedy performances?   He never really speaks of them, and I haven't seen him do comedy in a very VERY long time.   Even though he was really good at it.
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2018, 12:53:46 PM »
I may be one of the few to really mark out over the motorcycle, but it was a memorable aspect of the first film.

In the sequel they will be using this sexy beast.

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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2018, 11:27:39 PM »
EDIT - Do you ever get the feeling that Val kindof resents his comedy performances?   He never really speaks of them, and I haven't seen him do comedy in a very VERY long time.   Even though he was really good at it.

I don't recall ever hearing Kilmer talk about any of his films. Honestly I don't recall ever seeing an interview with him ever. Weird. I just Wiki'ed him and saw his firtst two film credits are leading roles in Top Secret! and Real Genius. His third role was in Top Gun. That is quite the debut.

Also: "Kevin Spacey told James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio that one of the turning points of his life was at a high school drama festival when he saw Kilmer and Mare Winningham perform a scene from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie... and Spacey said he went to Juilliard because Kilmer did. Kilmer was at that time the youngest person ever admitted to Juilliard." Maybe not good for the resume in the #MeToo generation, but having inspired a two-time Oscar winner to take up acting would be a nice thing to bring up in parties.
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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2018, 03:37:59 PM »
...it'll be nice to see Pete Mitchell's story continue.

Of all the 80s movie icons whose story I'd like to see continue, Maverick is pretty low on the list. Chris Knight however... what could he possibly be doing in 2018?

Is Lazlo still winning the sweepstakes?
Did Jerry's house survive the popcorn?
Is Kent still a douche?

inquiring minds want to know!

All of this.   Real Genius is one of my all time favorite comedies.   

EDIT - Do you ever get the feeling that Val kindof resents his comedy performances?   He never really speaks of them, and I haven't seen him do comedy in a very VERY long time.   Even though he was really good at it.


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Re: Cruise signs on for Top Gun 2, Val Kilmer to likely join
« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2018, 05:00:01 PM »
Maybe Meg Ryan could do a cameo as a sales rep for Botox.
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