In the wake of Top Gun: Maverick‘s tremendous financial success around the world, one of its actors, Miles Teller, has revealed that he has been in discussions with Tom Cruise about making a second sequel. Teller, who played Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, the son of Cruise’s titular character’s late best friend Goose, in the new action film, shared the news while speaking to Entertainment Tonight.
During the interview, Teller said: “I’ve been having some conversations with [Cruise] about it. We’ll see.”
The BAFTA-nominated Teller added that the decision will inevitably be made by the Academy Award-nominated Cruise, who was initially hesitant about making the current follow-up before he agreed to star in and produce the feature. “That would be great, but that’s all up to Tom,” Teller added.
The actor’s revelation comes as Top Gun: Maverick, which serves as the sequel to the original Oscar-winning 1986 drama Top Gun, surpassed the $1 billion mark at the international box office. As a result, the new movie has become the highest-grossing movie in Cruise’s career.
The series’ new installment has also became the world’s highest-grossing film of the year so far; it’s even topped the MCU superhero sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which has earned $953.5 million at the international box office since its release on May 6.
Teller even joked that he and his team have been praising, and even taking notes from, Cruise over his professional discussions with studios and production companies while developing films for his own future negotiations.
Teller also shared during his interview that he’s very grateful for the opportunity to play Rooster in Top Gun: Maverick. “For [Cruise] to share Top Gun with me and a lot of these other young actors, it’s just been such a wild ride, and it’s still going,” he said. “I’ve never really experienced something like this in my life…It’s a really good feeling.”
Besides promoting Top Gun: Maverick, which was released in theaters on May 27 by Paramount Pictures, and deciding if he wants to make another entry in the franchise, Cruise is currently shooting scenes from his two latest Mission: Impossible follow-ups. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will be unveiled next year, while Part Two will be distributed in 2024, by Paramount.