Miles Teller will feel the need for speed.
The Fantastic Four actor is set to star opposite Tom Cruise in the Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
Teller will play Maverick’s new protege, who also happens to be Goose’s son (Anthony Edwards), Maverick’s co-pilot and best friend in the 1986 classic film.
The actor announced the casting news on Twitter, saying “I feel the need…”
I feel the need… https://t.co/oOcIQW0zGS
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) July 3, 2018
The Divergent fave was reportedly up against fellow actors Glen Powell and Nicholas Hoult for the role.
Glen Powell jokingly tweeted that he was “taking down all the Tom Cruise posters in my bedroom. Maybe, I’ll leave one. Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying.”
I’m taking down all the Tom Cruise posters in my bedroom. Maybe, I’ll leave one. Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying. https://t.co/7gCpNLJCcz
— Glen Powell (@glenpowell) July 3, 2018
The highly anticipated film will be set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, Maverick’s old rival.
The upcoming movie is slated to be released July 12, 2019.
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