When it comes to homoeroticism on screen, nothing much tops the memorable volleyball scene from Tony Scott’s original 1986 fighter pilot drama “Top Gun”. Could the upcoming sequel feature something like that again? It just might.
After years stuck in development hell, Tom Cruise finally confirmed last month that a sequel titled “Top Gun: Maverick” was happening with filming to get underway within a year.
Cruise will be returning as ace pilot Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the follow-up which is said to tackle the need for Navy pilots in an age of drone warfare. However, Cruise has been adamant in interviews lately that it will retain many of the hallmarks of the original. Does this include the volleyball scene? He tells Entertainment Tonight:
“There’s gonna be jets – very fast jets. There’s gonna be an aircraft carrier, maybe two. And a wide range of jets. It’s gonna have music… We have a soundtrack. There’s gonna be actors in it. [And a] motorcycle – definitely [a] motorcycle. [There] may be a volleyball scene. Maybe. We’ll see. I have not told anyone in the world as much as I’ve just told you right now.”
The original film had a worldwide box office haul of over $350 million on a budget of only $15 million. Joseph Kosinski (“Tron Legacy”) remains the front-runner to helm the project.