The search was on and the actor has been found to play Goose's son in the Top Gun sequel, as Miles Teller has joined the cast of Top Gun: Maverick. Tom Cruise has been screen testing with actors, like Teller, Glen Powell and Nicholas Hoult, but the final decision had Teller landing the role.
Of course, the original Top Gun came out in 1986, as Cruise played Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. He was training in the US Navy's Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School. During that training, Maverick fell in love with his Top Gun instructor, which was played by Kelly McGillis. Maverick was known for being reckless in the air. He was also best friends with his co-pilot Goose, played by Anthony Edwards. However, in the end, Goose died after being improperly jettisoned from his aircraft.
After many rumors about the Top Gun 2 movie happening, it was finally confirmed that Maverick would be returning to the big screen, this time to mentor a brand new generation of US Navy fighter pilots. With this casting of Teller, we can only imagine that Goose's son will be one of those mentees?
Variety has reported that Teller was offered the role as Goose's son in Top Gun: Maverick, but no official details on the character have been released. This will be the first time that Cruise and Teller have worked together. However, they have both worked with the film's director, Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion). They will be joined on the cast by Val Kilmer, who is reprising his role as Lieutenant Tom "Iceman" Kazansky.Share: