The long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick quickly rocketed to box office success, already earning over $1 billion – only one in fifty films to do so. The success of this film surpassed its original and united several generations in the enjoyment and nostalgia of the story.
Top Gun: Maverick introduces some interesting new characters who, while more or less meant to pick up the slack, don’t disrespect or overshadow the original characters. The film gave audiences a new legacy of naval pilots to believe in and cheer for. And while there may be hope for another film starring this new generation to create a Superior gun trilogy, their next story might actually be better suited for a TV series. Here are some reasons.
Allow for deeper character development
As well-made as the films are, there’s only so much story and development that can be crammed into two hours without overwhelming audiences. The latest film showed audiences the bond between the younger generation of characters as they prepare for their dangerous mission, revealing the fears, aspirations, and motivations that connect them all. We especially see the growth of fan-favorite character Rooster, played by Miles Teller, who begins to let go of past resentments and wrongs in order to become a leader.
Advancing the stories of these characters in a series would give them more time to develop even further and give audiences a chance to really get to know them and feel like they’re part of the story. Following the characters in more swallowable episodic chunks would allow the story to be more grounded and well-structured, while allowing time between episodes for audiences to process what they watched and discovered.
Inspire a new generation, like the original Top Gun
Return when the original Superior gun the movie is out, the the navy has seen a huge increase in enrollments. It inspired people to make a difference in their world and join the program. Even though many people have mixed feelings about the military these days, it’s not the only reason to become a pilot. A new series could inspire people to be a travel pilot, an agriculture and crop dusting pilot, a search and rescue pilot or a wildfire pilot – there are many ways this series could still inspire a new generation of pilots, even if this is not the case for the navy.
And the spinoff with the new characters might just inspire people to help improve the world around them and fight for what they believe in, whether they’re pilots or not. The actors in both films are incredibly dedicated, both on and off screen, and believe the films hold a lot of value for modern times. It’s clear how much love and talent has gone into the films to make them heartfelt and inspiring.
The new Top Gun actors would develop their careers
The public loves a good military movieand Top Gun: Maverick gave us a wonderful cast of mostly lesser-known actors playing the new generation of pilots. Their talent showed that they deserved their star. While the series would continue the story of the sequel’s new characters, it could also introduce other characters to the team, providing the opportunity for other lesser-known actors to be part of such a successful franchise. These young actors deserve a chance to build their careers and show off their talents by portraying the headstrong and competitive naval students working to prove themselves in the military. The spin-off series would focus on the next generation, perhaps even featuring a few cameos from the original cast members as a way to continue passing the torch. They would have the new characters inspiring younger audience members in real life.
As audiences and readers have seen, Top Gun: Maverick was an incredible hit for the cast and crew of the film as well as the viewers who enjoyed it. It gave the original cast a final hurrah with the story while paving the way for the next generation of characters and actors. The movie gave us some great new characters with a lot of potential; I hope the team will enjoy it.
The new and wonderful Superior gun the characters deserve their stories to be developed and progressed, and it’s clear that audiences would love to see more of them. There are many options for new challenges and difficulties, new links, new characters, new achievements and victories. The sky really is the limit for one Superior gun series, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t end there.