Likely identifying himself as Top Gun's answer to Dan Aykroyd's Ghostbusters 3 bullshitting, Val Kilmer has started making some pretty wild claims about the future of the would-be Top Gun franchise.
"I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script," Kilmer wrote on Facebook.
We know that work on a Top Gun sequel persists; we know that Kilmer doesn't have another Batman to make just yet; so this isn't at all outside the realm of possibility. But where it gets weird is how Kilmer adds:
"It's starring Gene Hackman..." "Yes" "The director is Francis Coppola..." "Yes!"
His enthusiasm aside, Gene Hackman hasn't appeared in a film since 2004, and Francis Ford Coppola hasn't made a big studio picture since 1997. So are they really doing this? Not the case!
Kilmer just clarified:
Francis Coppola and Gene Jackman are examples of what an actor says "yes" to. They are not involved. So sorry for the misunderstanding.
Not that this is the first time Kilmer has gotten people excited for sequel promises he invented...