‘X-Men’ Writers Land ‘Top Gun’ Sequel Gig

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz in final negotiations to pen upcoming flick.

Just about one year ago, Tony Scott sent his “Top Gun” fans into a frenzy over the news that a sequel is not only planned, but Scott will take the directorial reins on the project. There has been little forward movement since then, but now we have word that “X-Men: First Class” writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have been hired to helm the script.

According to Variety, Miller and Stentz are in final negotiations to get to work on the screenplay, with Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison signed on to produce.

The trade publication claimed that there are no plot details to reveal yet, but we’re hoping the “First Class” writing duo sticks with the outline Scott shared with us last year.

“It’s not even a reinvention, it’s not even a sequel. It’s a re-thinking,” Scott said of his plans for the sequel. “What inspired me is that the world today is great, it’s so different from the world we touched originally. It’s really run by guys sitting in Nevada on computers playing war games.”

Scott teased that the film will focus on the new generation of fighter pilots. “It’s a mixture of that, and it’s the end of the generation of fighter pilots. Not in a complete end to the generation, because these guys they go up in F-35s and they carry 10 drones with them. [But] it’s a very different movie,” he said.

But the most pressing question on everyone’s minds is: Will Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprise their iconic roles?

“I’m gonna withhold that information,” Scott told MTV News. “I can’t say anything. I’m talking with Jerry [Bruckheimer], and I’m going to withhold [those other details].”

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