Arts & Entertainment

The 'Top Gun' Sequel Just Added Filipino-Canadian Actor Manny Jacinto to Its Cast

You may recognize him from 'The Good Place'.
IMAGE Paramount Pictures, NBC
Comments

Top Gun fans would be enthused to be reminded that the iconic 1986 movie will be getting a sequel, entitled Top Gun: Maverick, slated for release in 2020. But Filipino Top Gun fans would surely be consumed by rapturous joy to know that one of our own (sort of) is joining the cast.

Deadline has reported that Manny Jacinto, a Manila-born, Filipino-Canadian actor who shot up to fame in NBC's The Good Place, has been cast as Fritz, a pilot. He joins Tom Cruise (who will reprise the role of Maverick Mitchell), Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, and Miles Teller.

Not much about the plot has been revealed, but it's rumored that the story will revolve around Maverick, now a Top Gun flight instructor, taking Miles Teller's character under his wing. Top Gun: Maverick will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also made 2010's Tron: Legacy, also a long-awaited sequel to an '80s movie, but one that was panned by critics.

Jacinto will also star opposite Chris Hemsworth in Drew Goddard's Bad Times at the El Royale, a thriller slated for release later this year.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Esquire Philippines
View Other Articles From Esquire PH
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
It'll compete against the locally developed game show app Paydro.
 
Share
The Mercer study also includes other market trends in hiring and employment.
 
Share
In real life, Coco Martin also has a motorcycle and a tank.
 
Share
There’s a timepiece for everyone (and we mean everyone) on your list. Don’t believe us? Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. 
 
Share
The web giant's Year in Search 2018 report has some interesting news.
 
Share
World-famous graphic designer Kenya Hara details how it influences the minimal design of the lifestyle brand.
 
Share
Sex
We're number 1 when it comes to time spent per visit to the website.
 
Share
CNBC reported that Alibaba set another record of more than $30.8 billion (Php1.6 trillion) in sales during this year’s 11-11 event.
 
Share
The order comes in the midst of Christmas rush traffic
 
Share
 
Share
Load More Articles
Connect With Us