Kilmer is currently hanging with cast and crew in San Diego, where the Joseph Kosinski directed sequel is now filming.
About a year ago Kilmer announced that he’d be back for the follow-up to the Tony Scott blockbuster, but he later retracted the statement saying that he’d ‘jumped the top gun’. He’s had a tough couple of years due to cancer – so this is good news on a few levels.
I’m not saying that Kilmer’s absence in Top Gun 2 would have been a deal-breaker, but it sure as hell would have been disappointing.
Top Gun: Maverick takes to the skies on July 12, 2019
Source: The Wrap