Miles Teller Joins Top Gun Sequel as Goose’s Son

Danny Woods
July 4, 2018

Tom Cruise is about to feel the need for speed with a new protege in the cockpit.

Tom Cruise, 56, will reprise his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from the 1986 film that also starred Anthony Edwards, 55, as his co-pilot Nick "Goose" Bradshaw.

"Top Gun: Maverick" will be directed by Joe Kosinksi and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer - who also produced the original film.

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are reprising their roles as Maverick and Iceman, respectively, in Top Gun 2, which began filming earlier this month.

Cruise is reuniting with Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski who is set to direct the project from a script by Eric Singer (American Hustle).

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Top Gun: Maverick will match the same style and tone as the original film.

Last week, we learned that testing for the role was underway, and Teller was among the frontrunners alongside Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Glen Powell, who recently earned big buzz for his work in the Netflix hit Set It Up. So maybe Goose Jr.is a drone operator, one of the aforementioned "fifth generation fighters", or doesn't actually have anything to do with aviation.

Teller is no stranger to taking on studio tentpoles after starring in the infamous "Fantastic Four" reboot in 2015 and playing the character Peter in three "Divergent" movies. Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying.

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled for release on July 12, 2019.

The 31-year-old actor is one of Hollywood most sought-after young talents.

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