AceShowbiz - "Top Gun: Maverick" star Jay Ellis is convinced the whole cast is keen to return for a sequel. The actor played Lt. Reuben "Payback" Fitch in the action movie, which was a huge box office smash earlier this year and became Tom Cruise's first film to pass the $1 billion mark worldwide, and Jay is adamant he has now idea whether a follow-up is in the works.
Speaking at the Academy Museum Gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night, October 15, he told PEOPLE.com, "I haven't heard about it [a sequel], so if you know something, tell me. No, I don't think there will be. What do I know? Maybe there will be. Maybe there will."
He went on to insist there's definitely an appetite among cast members for a second movie, adding, "I mean, we would all love to work together. We'd love to do it again. We'd love to be with Tom [Cruise] again. We'd love to be in the back F18s again. So if we're lucky enough to do it again, I'm sure every single one of us would be there."
Jay's co-star Miles Teller recently opened up about the prospect of a sequel and he claimed the decision is likely to be down to the film's leading man Tom Cruise. He told "Entertainment Tonight", "That [a sequel] would be great, but that's all up to [Tom Cruise]. It's all up to Tom. I've been having some conversations with him about it. We'll see."
It came after Miles previously claimed he'd had an idea for a sequel focused on his character Lieutenant Bradley 'Rooster' Bradshaw, telling Screenrant.com, "I'm trying to get a 'Top Gun: Rooster' ... We'll see what happens … I'm available."