Following up on last week’s news that Tom Cruise will return as Maverick in the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick – the sequel to 1986’s cult classic Top Gun — it is now confirmed that Val Kilmer will be joining the cast to play Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, the iconic rival-turned-wingman to Maverick.
Although Kilmer’s return to Top Gun has only just been officially announced, the actor actually accepted the role back in 2015. “I just got offered #topgun2,” Kilmer wrote in a Facebook post dated November 17, 2015. “Not often you get to say ‘yes’ without reading the script.”
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