Well, here's what Scott has to say (and it's a bunch):
This is still a couple years off, though, as Scott has said this will not be his next film, but likely the one after that.
"I'm not waiting for a script. I'm going to do my homework. I'm going down to I think it's Fallon, Nevada, down near New Mexico and it's a whole different world now. These computer geeks -- these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night.
"It was funny, because I was on a plane actually coming back from Vegas, rock climbing in Red Rock, and the guy sitting next to me was all hung over. He must have been in his late 20's and he was one of these kids. He said, 'I partied all night.' And I said, 'What do you do?' 'I work [with unmanned aircraft in] the Air Force.' But they operate these drones like it's war games, but it's for real.
"These guys are still test pilots and they manned the drones when they were first running them. This world fascinated me, because it's so different from what it was originally. But, I don't want to do a remake. I don't want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie."
My thought is this: this sounds like a fine premise for a film, and I could see playing up the competition between these Air Force "computer geeks" much like the relationship between Maverick and Ice Man from the original. But if he's not interested in a sequel or a remake, why attach the Top Gun mantle to this project at all? I know the answer is a simply one of marketing and latching onto a recognizable name, but you can't have it both ways. If you're going to call it Top Gun 2 I expect some Kenny Motherfucking Loggins in my soundtrack, that's all I'm saying.