Val Kilmer discusses that he would like to be a part of “Top Gun 2.” While on Larry King’s Hulu program, “Larry King Now,” Kilmer, 53, talked about wanting to return as LT Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the sequel to the classic 1986 American drama.
“I think it wouldn’t be that difficult to maintain the spirit of it,” Kilmer said after acknowledging that both director Tony Scott and Bruckheimer’s producing partner, Don Simpson, have died since “Top Gun” was released in 1986.
“Tony was the most generous, positive director I’ve ever worked for in film,” Kilmer recalled. “He’s not known as an actor’s director because he’s such a vivid stylist with the camera, but he really loved acting and getting the shot.”
In June 2013, Bruckheimer stated that: “For 30 years we’ve been trying to make a sequel and we’re not going to stop. We still want to do it with Tom [Cruise] and Paramount are still interested in making it. What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. It’s something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made.”