While unannounced, seems another of Maverick’s sweaty, volleyball-playing friends from the original “Top Gun” just might be in the upcoming sequel.
Speaking to Reuters, actor Rick Rossovich was asked whether his character Slider makes a return in November’s “Maverick”.
Q: Are you in the sequel?
Rossovich: “I’ll keep that a secret. I’m sworn to secrecy. I might show up, I don’t know, maybe I got cut out, I don’t know.”
Q: Do you keep in touch with the cast?
Rossovich: “I saw them all when they were making the ‘Maverick’ … I was in San Diego and they were doing some shooting down there. So we had a few days together … and it was like time stopped … There were some tears … we were kind of pinching ourselves.”
Rossovich was also quizzed on his involvement in the Joseph Kosinski-directed film at Yahoo!
People are assuming you’re not in Top Gun: Maverick. Where you asked? Not asked?
Rossovich: The new film, it’s been a passion of Tom’s for the last 30 years. He wasn’t going to do it until he got what he wanted. From what I understand, what I know of the script and storyline, I think it’s going to be a really powerful piece of work for Tom. He always delivers. Get ready world, here comes Top Gun: Maverick. I had a little bit of a discussion with Joe Kosinski. Great fellow, the director. I think he’s really going to deliver. Paramount certainly wants to have a blockbuster, and I think it’s all lined up for that. I visited the set one day while they were filming in San Diego. There might be a glimpse of me in the new movie. I don’t know. I haven’t heard. Maybe I’m not really supposed to talk about that, but my heart’s in it. I’m behind it 100%. I think it’s going to be a great thing for the entertainment business and for the country in general, to have a film like that to rally around, because like the original film, it’s Americana. It really is.
Also unofficially announced for the sequel, though widely reported to have film scenes, are Val Kilmer (Iceman) and Tom Skeritt (Viper).