The 31-year-old actor just landed the co-starring role in the forthcoming Top Gun sequel, according to Variety. In the original pic, Goose, played by Anthony Edwards, was the co-pilot to Cruise's Maverick. Glen Powell (Hidden Figures) and Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) also tested for the same role. Following his death in 2012, it was revealed that the other parties involved were still interested in making the film, with Kosinski's involvement being announced in 2017.
A follow-up to Tony Scott's 1986 hit has been in the works for quite some time, with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell.
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Cruise is reuniting with Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski who is set to direct the project from a script by Eric Singer (American Hustle). Filming for the sequel officially began at the end of May. Do you think he fits the bill as a son of Goose, and do you see this as a natural progression of the story? So maybe Goose Jr.is a drone operator, one of the aforementioned "fifth generation fighters", or doesn't actually have anything to do with aviation.
Powell was not too bummed out about the news to make a witty remark about the casting over on Twitter. Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying, ' Glen tweeted along with a link to the article.
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"Top Gun: Maverick" will be directed by Joe Kosinksi and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer - who also produced the original film.
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