Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures, describes the likelihood of a Top Gun 3 movie happening.

For many, including Robbins, the biggest surprise of the year has been the magnitude of Top Gun: Maverick’s success, particularly because it came out so long after the original film.

It has been 36 years since Tony Scott’s Top Gun released, but despite the long delay, there is still clearly a taste for high-octane aerial action.

This is best displayed by the fact that Top Gun: Maverick has completely exceeded expectations at the box office.

The financial success is matched by Top Gun: Maverick’s incredible review scores, with a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 78 on Metacritic,

and most critics seem agree that it packs its punches in not only the thrilling action sequences, but in its more emotional moments, too.

The suit claims that Top Gun: Maverick contained elements similar to Yonay’s article, which the studio no longer had the rights to use, as the copyright expired after 35 years.

Whether anything comes of this remains to be seen, although it could put a sizeable spanner in the works for any potential Top Gun 3.