Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller have all emerged as the frontrunners for a key role in the “Top Gun” sequel at Paramount Pictures.
Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprise their roles in the follow-up to the iconic 1980s film with the pair once again playing Maverick and Iceman respectively, though the latter is expected to only make a short appearance.
The young actors though are up for the role of the son of Maverick’s former wingman and best pal Goose (Anthony Edwards) and his wife (Meg Ryan). Goose served as the emotional heart of the first film with the character killed in an accident for which Maverick blames himself.
The group beat out the likes of Dylan O’Brien and Austin Butler who were amongst several others up for the role. The final round of testing reportedly took place earlier this week in Florida.
“Oblivion” helmer Joseph Kosinski is directing the film which is currently in production.
Source: Heat Vision