LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Tom Cruise attends The Friars Club and Friars Foundation Honor at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City on June 12, 2012 Caption Rumors of a possible “Top Gun” sequel have circulated in recent months, and Access Hollywood caught up with Tom Cruise to get the skinny on whether fans will get the chance to see Maverick on the big screen once again.
“You know what, if we can get the script right, then we’ll do it,” the 49-year-old superstar told Access Hollywood at the Friars Club Gala in New York on Tuesday, when asked about a follow-up to the 1986 film. “And that’s what we hope to do.”
Also in the beginning stages is a fifth installment of Tom’s wildly successful “Mission: Impossible” franchise.
“Again, yeah, if I could get the script right, we’re going to do it,” he said of “MI5.” “We’re going to do our best.”
The “Rock of Ages” actor was on hand to receive the fourth ever Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award, an honor Tom called “very humbling.”
“It’s a great honor, it’s a great honor. It is a big deal,” he said of earning the honor previously bestowed on Frank Sinatra, Douglas Fairbanks and Cary Grant. “I’m truly – really, all I can say is just how honored I am, and you kind of think about, you know, all the years I’ve been making movies and these people who literally, you know, set the tone and changed the culture and it means a great deal to me.”
With nearly 40 films under his belt, Tom said he couldn’t possibly pick a film that best represented “the real Tom.”
“That is too difficult,” he told Access. “That’s like asking which one, you know, is your favorite child! I mean, each one, I put so much into them.”
Watch Tom rock the big screen along with Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman and Russell Brand in “Rock of Ages,” in theaters on Friday.