Glen Powell is something of a rising star in Hollywood. Following his antagonist role in Top Gun: Maverick, then Anyone But You snared more than $100 million. Not bad going for a rom-com. Next up is the John Patton Ford-directed revenge thriller Huntington.
In that, Powell will play Becket Redfellow, the heir to a multi-billion-dollar fortune who will stop at nothing to get what he thinks he deserves. According to the notes, it is inspired by the classic Alec Guinness-led British 1949 comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. A24 is in the running for the distribution deal for that.
Out on the promotion trail for these various projects, Powell gave an interview to Variety and was asked about the status of a third Top Gun movie that would see him return alongside Miles Teller and Tom Cruise. That movie was surprisingly a lot further along in its development than anyone had thought. He said:
“There is going to be some fun stuff being announced soon…but it was confidential to me. I talk to [Joseph] Kosinski, Cruise, and Jerry [Bruckheimer] all the time. There is stuff happening and it sounds very exciting. I don’t know when I’ll be going back…I’m sure there is a jet waiting for me sometime in the future.”
Powell also has Richard Linklater’s Hit Man, and Lee Isaac Chung’s Twisters due out this year.
2022s Top Gun: Maverick was massively successful at the box office. It grossed $1.496bn worldwide. That movie had huge amounts of goodwill from audiences excited to return to Top Gun after 35 years. Can a threequel garner the same level of interest?
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