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Five Directors Who Could Direct ‘Top Gun 2’

by THN

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As you may have determined, there will be a Top Gun sequel at some point in the very near future. Jerry Bruckheimer teased an image with Tom Cruise a little while ago via his Twitter account, but since then things have gone a little bit quiet.

Cruise is currently shooting The Mummy for Universal and then he’ll reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in a sixth Mission: Impossible movie for Paramount. In between he’ll hit the road to promote the Jack Reacher sequel and then, hopefully, we hope he’ll turn his attention to Top Gun 2 – after all, the original film is thirty years old next year.

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What we haven’t considered is who will direct it. As we all know, Tony Scott sadly passed away a couple of years ago, and his legendary shoes are going to be really difficult to fill.

Scott was a truly unique, visionary film-making genius with a very certain style, one that can never be replaced, but who has a similar style to that of the late, great British helmer? We throw five names into the hat.

Simon West

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Probably our number one choice for the role. The former music video director (he famously helmed Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up in the 1980s) turned feature helmer, the man behind the likes of Wild Card, The Expendables 2 and the Jerry Bruckheimer production Con Air certainly has the credentials for the job. Con Air certainly looks like a Tony Scott/ Jerry Bruckheimer movie, has tons of style and lots of substance. He would certainly be a front-runner in our eyes.

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