Tom Cruise is building a musical action thriller

I think Hollywood might belong to Tom Cruise now. Like, I think he owns it all. As if having a long and successful career that spanned 40 years wasn’t enough, Tom Cruise just turned the world on his ear with Top Gun: Maverick. On paper, a sequel to Upper gun It sounds like a shameless cash grab, but in reality, it’s a crowd-pleasing, critically acclaimed and shockingly good cash grab. Top Gun: MaverickThe worldwide box office is over $1 billion, and I haven’t seen a single superhero. Believe me, I looked.

Even though he didn’t have the maverick I was looking for, the movie was still very enjoyable.

What’s next for Tinsel Town Leader Mr. Cruise? Why, a musical action thriller, of course. According to Deadline, Tom Cruise is set to use his newly rekindled influence to create a musical with Christopher McQuarrie. Normally I’d be cynical about the project’s prospects, but at this point I’m just going to set aside my $30 for a ticket preemptively.

…Cruise and McQuarrie are preparing three new film projects. One is an original song and dance-style musical that they will create as a star vehicle for Cruise. They’re also setting up another original action movie with franchise potential, and they’re also obsessed with The Grossmans. The latter is gruff, dance-happy studio executive Cruise, played in cameo for Thunder in the tropics. It’s unclear if they’ll create an entire movie around Grossman or borrow it to include in one of the other vehicles.

Cruise has long been interested in doing a musical. He learned to sing like a rock star during rock of agesand would also dance, with all three scripts to be written by McQuarrie in conjunction with Cruise.