'Top Gun 2' Writer Says Tom Cruise Still Has Need For Speed

[caption id="attachment_14471" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Everett Collection"]Tom Cruise in "Top Gun"[/caption]

Despite rumors to the contrary, Tom Cruise may not have lost that lovin' feeling for a sequel to "Top Gun."

When it was recently announced that explosion-prone producer Jerry Bruckheimer was in development on the long awaited "Top Gun 2," many people assumed Cruise's goose was cooked as he had a long-standing lack of interest, and if he did appear it would merely be a flyby cameo or supporting role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.

However, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie just told Vulture, "There is no 'Top Gun 2' in which Maverick is not the starring role."

McQuarrie, who wrote "The Usual Suspects" and the upcoming "Wolverine 2," is still in early stages of scripting the new installment, so whether Cruise will ultimately jump from the couch into the cockpit is anyone's guess.

One bogey from the 1986 film who will nosedive into the sequel is director Tony Scott.

Let's just hope Scott and McQuarrie aren't just writing checks they can't cash.