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Exciting Tom Cruise Update Is Bad News For Top Gun 3

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An exciting update about the trajectory of Tom Cruise's career has audiences excited, but it is bad news for the possibility of Top Gun 3.

Tom Cruise’s latest career update is bad news for Top Gun 3. In 2022, the actor revisited one of his most iconic roles ever as the daredevil pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who was originally introduced in director Tony Scott’s Top Gun. Despite the long wait for the sequel which was further delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Top Gun: Maverick proved to be worth the wait with the film receiving glowing reviews from both critics and the general movie-going audience.

Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun follow-up introduced a string of neophytes including Nick “Goose” Bradshaw’s (Anthony Edwards) son, Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), Maverick’s real successor, Hangman(Glen Powell), and Phoenix (Monica Barbaro) among others. At its core, however, Top Gun: Maverick is still Mitchell’s story. It sees Maverick returning to TOPGUN to lead a dangerous and highly classified mission. Due to its critical and box office success, it’s difficult to imagine Paramount not being interested in doing Top Gun 3, but getting the threequel off the ground may not be as easy as it seems.

On the heels of the success of Top Gun: Maverick, news broke out that Cruise has at least four new films lined up. All in collaboration with frequent creative partner, Christopher McQuarrie, the actor is reportedly developing a new action franchise, a musical, and something with Tropic Thunder’s Les Grossman. That’s on top of the possible Edge of Tomorrow sequel, a space-set project with director Doug Liman, and, of course, the Mission: Impossible film series. Assuming that all of these will move forward, they can easily take over the next decade of Cruise’s career, leaving Top Gun 3 at the bottom of its priority list. Since the threequel still hasn’t been officially greenlit (despite the success of Top Gun: Maverick), Cruise can focus on his other planned endeavors. This means that it would take a while before the next Top Gun film happens, if at all.

Why Top Gun 3 Needs Cruise and Maverick

There is a possibility that Paramount moves forward with Top Gun 3 without Cruise, but that’s going to be a big risk — that’s if the actor even allows that to happen. Known for his passion for filmmaking, he has been extensively involved in all of his projects. Cruise is particularly protective of the Top Gun franchise. Much has been said about how his devotion to making sure that they do Top Gun: Maverick correctly. He spent years deciding on the movie’s narrative, as well as, developing new technology to film the aerial shots. So while Top Gun: Maverick perfectly wrapped up Mitchell’s story and even if the daredevil pilot will no longer be the focal point of Top Gun 3, Cruise would have to still be creatively involved in it. Not only is he the face of the franchise, but he’s also a big part of Top Gun‘s behind-the-scenes success.

If Cruise was able to wait more than three decades to do a Top Gun follow-up, chances are that he isn’t keen on rushing a threequel, despite the immense success of Top Gun: Maverick. If anything, after the overwhelmingly positive reviews for the sequel, he would be more meticulous about revisiting the story for a potential Top Gun 3 to preserve its legacy. He could also decide to walk away from it totally; after all, Top Gun: Maverick’s ending can also effectively function as the series’ end.

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When Johnny Depp was in love with ‘beautiful and brilliant ’ Amber Heard: “ I am a lucky man”

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Johnny Depp, who recently won a blockbuster defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, once talked very fondly of her and called himself’ a lucky man’ to have her in his life.

The couple were married for two years. In 2016, Amber filed for divorce and secured a temporary restraining order against Johnny. However, the two were recently involved in a high-profile defamation trial.

During their six-weeks trial that ended on June 1, the couple accused each other of abusive behaviour in their marriage.

The Pirates of The Caribbean star, 59, emerged victorious in his $50m defamation case against Heard after three days of deliberations by a jury, which also handed Heard a partial win in her countersuit.

Following this, an old interview of Johnny has resurfaced over the internet as he says good words for Heard.

In 2015, during Amber’s film The Danish Girl’s premiere, Johnny told Eonline, “We connect on a lot of levels but the first things that really got me was she’s an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song, and she knew what it was. She’s very very literate. She’s a voracious reader as I have been, so we connected on that as well and she’s kind of brilliant and beautiful. I am a lucky man.”

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Lily-Rose Depp net worth: What is the fortune of Johnny Depp’s daughter?

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Born on May 27, 1999, Lily-Rose Depp is a very normal little girl… except that her parents are international stars: Johnny Deppand Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose is followed by her little brother, Jack John Christopher, on April 9th 2002. Their parents are married since June 1998, and symbolize the glamour of the Hollywood couple.

The interpreter of Jack Sparrow in Pirate of the Caribbean and the singer of Joe the Taxi do everything to preserve their children of the flashes of the celebrity. They grow up far from the cameras, between France and the United States.

During her childhood, Lily-Rose Deppshows a certain affinity with music: according to her mother, it is she who would have sung the first notes of the song New Year (released on the album Love Songs in 2013): “My daughter, who was 6 years old at the time, began to hum something sublime. That melody has stuck, along with the first sentence of the text, just as she sang it at 6 years old.” Lily-Rose is therefore credited on the album! In 2012, her parents separated and their divorce was highly publicized.

If one could imagine a career in music, it is towards the cinema that the teenager turns. In the summer of 2014, at the age of 15, she made an appearance in the film Tusk by Kevin Smith. An extra that everyone defines as her first film role.

Dreams of the big screen become a reality in 2016 with the release in September of The Dancer by Stephanie Di Giusto, starring Gaspard Ulliel, Soko and Melanie Thierry, among others. The film is presented a few months earlier in the selection Un certain regard at the Cannes Film Festival. The general public discovered Lily-Rose Depp. The same year, we find the actress on the poster of Planetarium, by Rebecca Zlotowski, where she shares the poster with Natalie Portman.

In 2018, she plays in Les Fauves by Vincent Mariette with Laurent Lafitte and in L’Homme fidèle by Louis Garrel with Laetitia Casta. In 2019, Lily-Rose Deppplays Queen Catherine of Valois in The King by David Michôd, a historical fiction produced by Netflix. She rubs shoulders with the French-American actor Timothée Chalamet, with whom she has been in a relationship since 2018.

In February 2019, Lily-Rose Depp paid a poignant tribute to the artistic director of the house of Chanel, the German couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who had just passed away at the age of 85. “Karl, we love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are eternal,” wrote in particular the one who became a Chanel muse from the age of sixteen.

What Is Lily-Rose Depp’s Net Worth?

In her short but important career, Lily-Rose has accumulated a fortune of 2 million dollars. She has won several awards such as the Los Angeles Film Award, the Cesar Award, the Lumieres Award, the Romy Schneider Award and the CinEuphoria Award.

In the past, Lily-Rose has suffered from anorexia, and in 2016, she confided in “French Elle” about her followers on social networks who commented on her weight, stating, “It hurts me a lot and makes me depressed, because I spent a lot of energy fighting the disease.” She added, “I have been battling an eating disorder for a long time and I am very proud of the results I have achieved.”

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Quentin Tarantino Pushed Back on Studio Head’s Request to Cast Johnny Depp Over Tim Roth in Pulp Fiction

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Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had to push back against studio demands to have Johnny Depp as first choice for key Pulp Fiction role.

Pulp Fiction is one of those movies that seems to have the perfect cast in just the right roles. However, a recent viral post has suggested that the actors who made up the iconic ensemble could have been different, and one role, in particular, had director Quentin Tarantino at odds with the head of the studio. The list of potential actors who could have been in line to take on some of the roles in the action movie included Johnny Depp, who was second on Tarantino’s “wish list” for the Tim Roth role of Pumpkin. However, the director was adamant that Roth was who he wanted, even if that went against how the studio saw it.

While appearing on the 2 Bears, 1 Cavepodcast, Tarantino responded to the viral post, which showed the actors he potentially wanted to play key roles, including Vincent and Lance. While the compiled list shows Tarantino’s options and overall preference, the director explained that it was not simply a “wish list” of who he wanted in the movie. He said:

“On the internet there’s a thing floating around about my wish list of the cast of Pulp Fiction, it’s kind of floating around and it’s not. It’s not that, not really. I didn’t know exactly who I wanted to play this part or that part, so I wrote a giant list with a ton of names. I wanted to get them all pre-approved sure and I didn’t know if it’s gonna work out, if I would like vibe with the person or if they would even do a good job but I wanted to get them approved…It’s kind of all over the place but that was kind of the idea, I wanted to be able to explore it and go all over the place but then I’m also really very opinionated.

How Did Johnny Depp Not Get A Role In Pulp Fiction?

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As part of Tarantino’s list of possible stars, Johnny Depp appeared as his third choice for Pumpkin and was also a possible inclusion for the role of Lance, which eventually went to Eric Stoltz. When Tarantino put forward his list, it seemed that the head of the studio wanted to know why they would be offering the role of Pumpkin to Roth over Depp. Tarantino also noted that they told him that they would not offer the role to Roth until three others had turned the role down. In response, the director asked them:

‘Do you think Johnny Depp playing the role of Pumpkin in this movie, which is the opening scene and the closing scene that’s it, do you think that will add that much to the box office?’”

As it turns out, they didn’t believe it would add anything in terms of box office success. Still, as Tarantino concluded, many studios at the time thought having a big-name star on board would help if the movie ended up being a critical failure. But, of course, we all know that even without Johnny Depp bookending the film, Pulp Fiction managed to do just fine.

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