People Are Saying Tom Cruise Should Make A Sequel To Another Of His Iconic Films
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Following the highly positive reception for Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise fans think the actor should return to another of his former roles for another epic sequel.
The sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun broke the record for the biggest opening over the United States' Memorial Day holiday weekend following its release on 27 May, and one week on fans are still flooding to the cinema to watch Cruise back in action as Maverick.
Given that he so perfectly slipped back into the role after more than 30 years, the release of Top Gun: Maverick has left some fans hankering for another sequel to one of his 80s movies.
Cruise's film The Colour of Money was also released in 1986, and sees the actor in the role of Vincent Lauria. The film itself was a sequel to the 1959 film The Hustler, so though a lot of time has passed since the 80s, fans are confident another follow-up could work.
Following the release of Top Gun: Maverick, one Twitter user wrote: "Chatting about Top Gun last night with friends. Personally, wasn’t my cup of tea so not very interested in the remake. But if they’d done a sequel to (the sequel that is) The Colour of Money, well that’d be another story."
Another commented, "Can we get Tom Cruise and Scorsese back for a Colour of Money sequel where Vincent Lauria becomes the teacher?", while a third added: "[Top Gun: Maverick] was everything that it could've been. Now if you could just reprise your role as Vincent Lauria I could die happy!!! Maybe you and John Turturro bring back a rivalry."
@TomCruise. It was everything that it could've been. Now if you could just reprise your role as Vincent Lauria I could die happy!!! Maybe you and John Turturro bring back a rivalry.— Ben Brady (@JDandStones5) May 30, 2022
The Color of Money saw The Hustler star Paul Newman return to his role of Eddie Felson, a now-retired pool hall con-man who sees potential in Cruise's character to carry on the hustle established in the first film.
Together, the pair head out on the road to try and swindle unknowing players before the film culminates with a tournament in Atlantic City which sees master and student go head-to-head.
Like its predecessor, the film proved to be a hit and earned Newman his first acting Oscar after seven nominations.
A follow-up to The Colour of Money could see a now-older Cruise become a mentor himself, stepping into the role that Newman played for him in the 80s. With Top Gun: Maverick having been such a big hit, though, only time will tell whether Cruise will risk bringing another decades-old film into the present day.