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TOP GUN: MAVERICK Star Jay Ellis Says He Will ‘Absolutely Be There’ For A Sequel

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TOP GUN: MAVERICK Star Jay Ellis Says He Will ‘Absolutely Be There’ For A Sequel

By Movieguide® Contributor

TOP GUN: MAVERICK was the summer’s biggest blockbuster, which has led some fans to wonder if they’ll be another sequel. One actor from the movie has revealed his response to the rumors. 

Actor Jay Ellis said that he would “absolutely be there” for any potential sequels. 

“My whole cast, we would all be there in a heartbeat,” he continued. “We would be grateful to be there.”

Ellis also spoke about what it was like to work with Tom Cruise. 

“Tom reminded us daily and really protected us,” the actor shared. “[He] created this bubble for us to go and succeed.” 

He also said Cruise made a point to let the younger actors know how “special” it was for them all to be working on the TOP GUN sequel. 

“It’s been an absolutely amazing ride,” Ellis said of TOP GUN: MAVERICK’s massive success. “We’re grateful for every single person who spent every dime to go see this movie … it’s a testament to the power of film, bringing people together.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the success of the movie: 

TOP GUN: MAVERICK raked in millions at the box office this summer, and it recently dethroned one of the biggest movies of all time: TITANIC. 

According to IGN, TOP GUN: MAVERICK just moved past TITANIC on the list of highest-grossing movies ever at the US box office, taking the seventh place slot. It has made $662 million in ticket sales, and that number is still climbing. 

It’s now behind AVENGERS: ENDGAME, which holds the sixth place spot with $678 million. 

TOP GUN: MAVERICK has reached many other milestones, too. It is Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing movie of all time, and Paramount’s No. 1 movie at the US box office — another record they took from TITANIC. 

It has made over $1 billion at the global box office, and is the highest-grossing movie of 2022. 

A portion of the Movieguide® review for TOP GUN: MAVERICK reads:

TOP GUN: MAVERICK is a terrific, powerful, exciting movie. It’s full of high drama and heart-pounding action scenes. This role was made for Tom Cruise. He gets great support from Miles Teller as Goose’s son and Jennifer Connelly as Maverick’s romantic interest. TOP GUN: MAVERICK has a strong moral, Pro-American, patriotic worldview. It also tells a strong redemptive story leading to sacrifice, forgiveness and reconciliation. However, TOP GUN: MAVERICK is marred by too many obscenities and three strong profanities. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong or extreme caution.