Val Kilmer has emphatically joined the cast of Top Gun 2, he announced in a facebook post on his personal page. His enthusiasm is very easy to read in the announcement.
"I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script..." the actor said. "Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! 'Yes.'"
The actor is very excited, and even said he had "jumped the gun" with his post, then making some puns too. Here's the rest of it in full, because it's pretty funny to read and see just how excited this man with a storied career is to return to this role and franchise.
"We will all miss Tony Scott one of the kindest gentlemen I've ever met in the film biz, but let's fire up some fighter jets again!!! This is a long way off so calm down. This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role. I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun... An innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent..."
Top Gun 2 is currently in development with no director, summary, or timetable.