Goose was Maverick's co-pilot in the 1986 Top Gun, where he was played by Anthony Edwards. With Teller playing the child of Goose, it can only be assumed his wife (Meg Ryan) was pregnant in the film.
Considering Maverick blames himself for Goose's death, it's safe to assume his reconciliation with the man's child will be an emotional one.More news: Thailand cave rescue: The health toll of waiting for freedom
Cruise shared an official image from the film in May, teasing the start of production as well as a first look at a matured Maverick staring at a vacant aircraft. He'll board the project as the son of Anthony Edwards' character who died in the original film, and join both Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer who return to star in the sequel.
This latest project will be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters, and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting.
Glen reacted to the news that he lost the part on his Twitter account.More news: Congressional Black Caucus bashes Trump’s move to scrap affirmative action
How excited you'll be about all this will depend on how excited you are about Miles Teller in general, or the idea of a Top Gun sequel. Maybe, I'll leave one.
"Top Gun: Maverick" will be directed by Joe Kosinksi and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer - who also produced the original film. "Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying", Glen tweeted.
Nothing further to report at this time, but there'll surely be plenty more to discuss between now and Top Gun: Maverick's arrival in theaters on July 12th of next year.More news: Writer-in-chief? Internet ‘pours over’ Trump Twitter typo