Top Gun 2 Adds Fantastic Four Star As Goose's Son

Miles Teller will play the protege of Tom Cruise's Maverick in Top Gun 2 which is currently filming

Miles Teller Is Goose's Son in Top Gun 2Ryan Scott

How excited you'll be about all this will depend on how excited you are about Miles Teller in general, or the idea of a Top Gun sequel.

Teller appeared to confirm the news himself, retweeting a Variety report and adding, "I feel the need..." Teller reportedly beat out Glen Powell and Nicholas Hoult for the role. The actress played Goose's partner in Top Gun, but has been selective about her on-screen appearances in the decades since her 80s and 90s heyday as America's Pixie-Cut Sweetheart.

Variety reports that Only the courageous star Miles Teller has been recruited to join gate cast of Paramount and Skydance's Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.

Top Gun 2 is said to be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. In the first flick, Goose was played by Anthony Edwards, and was Maverick (Cruise)'s co-pilot.

In addition to Cruise and Teller, Val Kilmer will return in the role of Tom "Iceman" Kazansky, while Oblivion helmer Joe Kosinski is directing.

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Goose in the original movie died in a tragic aviation accident during a training exercise just two weeks before graduation from the Top Gun school at NAS Miramar.

The 31-year-old actor announced the casting news on Twitter Tuesday.

"I'm taking down all the Tom Cruise posters in my bedroom", he wrote alongside the news. Maybe, I'll leave one.

Paramount Pictures has set the Top Gun sequel release date for July 12, 2019.

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