‘Top Gun’ Star Rumored To Be Leading Sequel To Cult Classic 90s Movie ‘Twister’

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“Top Gun: Maverick” star Glen Powell is in talks to star in the sequel to the 1996 cult-classic movie “Twister,” according to a report published Thursday.

Powell is in talks to star alongside Daily Edgar-Jones for the sequel, currently being developed by Universal and Amblin Entertainment, according to Variety. Director Lee Isaac Chung is already onboard to direct the stars, with scripting from Mark L. Smith, who wrote “The Revenant.”

It’s hoped that the production scheduled for the sequel will allow the movie to be released on July 19, 2024, Variety continued.

The original “Twister” movie starred Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton and Philip Seymour Hoffman, raking in nearly $500 million at the box office and being nominated for a slew of awards. Michael Crichton wrote the first screenplay, and “Speed” director Jan De Bond led the movie, with executive production from Steven Spielberg.

The sequel is being described as a “new chapter” from the 1996 movie plot. Very little is known about what it’ll entail, but hopefully we’ll get to see some more incredible scenes from the fictional storm-chasers. (RELATED: This Incredible — And True — Korean War Story Is Getting Hollywood Treatment That Would Make Tom Cruise Jealous)

In recent months, the U.S. has seen an uptick in violent, deadly tornadoes (“twisters”) across a series of states. An estimated 50 different tornadoes struck over the course of one weekend in April, killing 32 people and destroying huge areas of infrastructure in Arkansas and other states.