The Eminently Punchable Miles Teller Joins ‘Top Gun 2’ as Goose’s Son, For Some Reason

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brian-mcgee - July 5, 2018

Last summer, Tom Cruise revealed that there was going to be a belated sequel to Top Gun titled Top Gun: Maverick, despite the fact that no one asked for or wanted such a sequel. Set to be directed by Tron: Legacy & Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski, the film would follow the further adventures of Cruise's hot shot pilot character, presumably as he stepped into the supervisory role for a new generation of pilots.

Well, as it turns out, this new generation of pilots is also going to include the long lost son of Maverick's old buddy Goose—played in the original film by Anthony Edwards. If this already sounds stupid, just wait, it's about to get even stupider.

According to Variety, Miles Teller is going to be playing this role, despite the fact that absolutely no one likes him as either an actor or a human being. Teller was decent in Whiplash, but hasn't achieved anything resembling that depth of character since, and he seemed marginally unemployable for a while. I guess someone thought this was a good idea, otherwise they wouldn't have done it, right?

Interesting fact: When Kelly McGillis came out of the closet in 2009, she became only the fifth gayest thing about Top Gun. Ah, who am I kidding? Everything that ever needed to be said about Top Gun was already said by Quentin Tarantino back in 1994's Sleep With Me...

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