Val Kilmer Offered ‘Top Gun 2’ Role

Val Kilmer Top Gun
Courtesy of Paramount

Val Kilmer has announced that he’s been offered a role in “Top Gun 2,” which has been in development for the past five years at Paramount.

Kilmer, who played  Lt. Tom “Iceman” Kazanski opposite Tom Cruise in the original, made the announcement on his Facebook page. “I just got offered ‪#‎topgun2‬ — not often you get to say ‘yes’ without reading the script…”

A few hours after posting, Kilmer updated his Facebook post and said he had been premature in making the announcement: “This is a long way off so calm down. This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role. I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun… An innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent…”

See More: ‘Top Gun 2’ to Feature Maverick, Drone Warfare

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Cruise were working on the sequel with original director Tony Scott prior to Scott’s suicide in 2012. Bruckheimer said in 2013 that he was still working on the project.

Skydance CEO David Ellison, who is also producing, confirmed this summer that the project was in development with Justin Marks writing the screenplay. “It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters,” Ellison said.

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  1. J.C. Caporaletti says:

    Val Kilmer is a very talented actor who deserves all the accolades and rolls he can handle! I can’t imagine anybody else but Val Kilmer to encompass the role as Doc Holliday and turned it into his own character and made it an award winning role! I commend him and hope he takes the role again in Top Gun 2 good luck Val!

  2. John says:

    Val Kilmer is living in the past. He thinks this is still 1986. Dude is now 300 lbs, he would be better fit playing The Life Story of King Kong Bundy. He had his shot in stardom playing Bruce Wayne, after one Batman movie he and his then agent Rick Nicita decided to threaten Warner Bros with “Pay Me More For The Sequel Or Else I Quit”. Warner Bros didn’t think twice, let him go immediately, that was the end of Val Kilmer’s studio career. But the upside is he still lives in LA, so dream on, Val.

    • He’s had a great deal of work since Batman Forever. Ghost and the Darkness, The Saint, At First Sight, Red Planet, Alexander, MacGruber – the guy does a ton of work. But it seems you have it out for the guy. Guess what? EVERYONE likes Val Kilmer.

  3. Iceman says:

    the plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies room……

  4. Anonymous says:

    Skydance didn’t learn their lesson with TERMINATOR? Justin Marks is a no fly zone.

  5. Spider says:

    I hope Val takes the role. What a fantastic way to get in shape again and to show the world he is in good health! Not to mention, it would be awesome seeing him in the silver screen again. “You’re a daisy if you do.” (‘Tombstone’)—take the role, Val.

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