British rag mag The Sun is saying there is a script outline floating around for Top Gun 2 and studio executives want Tom Cruise to return.

Ordinarily I’d ignore such a random, unconfirmed rumor from an unreliable source, but hey, it’s a slow news day. Let’s take a moment to laugh at the possibility of a sequel 22 years later starring an actor that isn’t really relevant on screen. I guess it worked for Rocky, Rambo, Indiana Jones, and Die Hard though, right?

“The idea is Maverick is at the Top Gun school as an instructor — and this time it is he who has to deal with a cocky new female pilot?

A female pilot? You mean they aren’t sticking with the obvious homoerotic undertones? How could they!

Some might say that this is just another in the recent trend to ruin fond memories. Others would remind those people we’re talking about Top Gun…