Val Kilmer Confuses Everyone With ‘Top Gun 2’ Facebook Post, What Does This Mean For The Sequel?


Did you hear all the screaming yesterday? Top Gun star Val Kilmer caused a disturbance on Facebook Tuesday when he shared a post claiming he was a lock to return to his role of Iceman in Top Gun 2.

He revealed that he just got offered the role and said “yes” without even reading the script. Kilmer also gave examples of other things he’d automatically say “yes” to, not realizing that would confuse people and make them believe the fine folks mentioned in his Facebook post would also be working on the sequel.


The post was shared over 1,000 times in just one hour and several websites picked up the story, but no one knew exactly what Mr. Kilmer meant. Did he just confirm that Top Gun 2 was locked and loaded? Ready to go? WOULD FILMING START NEXT WEEK?

No, no, no! The 55-year-old actor jumped back on his Facebook page to clear up the confusion, “Being offered a role is very different from doing a role. [It’s] an innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent.” He wrote.

He also made it clear that Gene and Francis aren’t involved…


So what does this all mean? It means we are that much closer to a sequel. Kilmer being offered the role is a very good sign. Tom Cruise has not publicly accepted a role to return; however, we know there won’t be a sequel without him. The production company handling the film has already said, “There is no Top Gun without Maverick.”

Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) has been working hard on the script, and everyone seems pleased with what he has created so far. Things are looking good for a sequel.

Vin Diesel Talks About The Director Drama Surrounding The Upcoming ‘Fast & Furious 8’

You can complain all you want, but nothing is going to stop this Fast & Furious train. As most of you know, Fast and Furious 8 already has a planned 2017 release date. But for a few weeks now, people have been wondering if the film might be pushed back.

According to the rumors, Universal must talk with Vin Diesel before they hire a director for the final films, and apparently no one has impressed the 48-year-old actor/producer. There were even some people claiming Diesel wanted to direct the film himself.

But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. The face of the franchise went on his Facebook page a few days ago to keep those loyal Fast & Furious fans updated on the situation…


As you can see, the message is a little confusing. He clearly says no one has been offered the job. Heck, he even says no one has seen the script! But the way he ended the post made it seem like an announcement would be coming soon.

He did confirm one thing in the post: they will (finally) be ending things after this last trilogy is completed. Honestly, I feel like Furious 7 would have been a perfect ending to the franchise. But after a film makes that much money, you pretty much have to make another one.
We’ll keep you posted on the search for a new director. The next film in the franchise is scheduled to hit theaters April 14, 2017.