Soundtrack star Kenny Loggins says that Tom Cruise has promised him that “Danger Zone” will be back for “Top Gun 2.”
“I met Tom for the first time on the Kimmel show. We both were on the show at the same time and we’d never met before,” the 69-year-old singer told us at an AARP event in Los Angeles. “So I said to him, ‘So what’s the deal?’ I know he’s one of the top three producers of the new ‘Top Gun’ and I said, ‘Are you going to use the original music or any of it?’”
According to Loggins, Cruise, who played cavalier fighter pilot Maverick in the 1986 action flick, gave him a big thumbs-up.
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“He said, ‘Absolutely, we’re going to use “Danger Zone,”‘ and I’m very excited about that,” Loggins said.
During an interview celebrating the 30-year anniversary of “Top Gun” last spring, producer Jerry Bruckheimer confirmed Cruise would be a part of the long-awaited sequel. When the original film was released, it grossed $ 350 million and was the most successful movie of the year.
As grateful as he is to get his music in the “Top Gun” sequel, Loggins says he’d also be Cruise’s onscreen wingman anytime.
“I want to do a walk-on in the movie,” he said. Loggins has already scripted out a scenario in which that might happen. He jokes that much like the famous scene in “Top Gun,” where Cruise serenades Kelly McGillis in a tavern by singing the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” he could be playing in a bar band where Cruise is hanging out and puts in a request. As Loggins sees it, Cruise’s character could ask him “Do you know ‘Danger Zone?’” and Loggins would answer, “I think I’ve heard it.”
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Loggins then rethought his character’s response.
“No!” he said. “I should say, ‘no.’”
Fans wanting to hear Loggins live can check him out at Carnegie Hall on March 6.
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Source: New York Daily News