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Miles Teller Cast As Goose's Son In Top Gun: Maverick

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Variety has announced that Miles Teller has been cast in Paramount Pictures and Skydance's Top Gun: Maverick, set for the role of Nick "Goose" Bradshaw's son. 

Looper previously reported that Teller, Set It Up actor Glen Powell, and X-Men film franchise star Nicholas Hoult were the frontrunners for the gig, and that the trio had been testing alongside Top Gun lead Tom Cruise, who portrayed Goose's best friend and wingman Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the 1986 classic. 

In the original Tony Scott-directed Top Gun, Anthony Edwards played Goose, who was tragically killed when he and Maverick flew into jet wash that was ejected from Tom "Iceman" Kazansky's (Val Kilmer) aircraft. Though the two escaped the falling Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Goose fell head-first into the aircraft canopy and died. Maverick, of course, survived the accident.

Goose's son wasn't a huge part of Top Gun, appearing as a young boy with his mother, Carole Bradshaw, played by Meg Ryan. Not much is known about Top Gun: Maverick, but it's safe to assume now that Teller is attached to the sequel, Goose's son will be a major player.

Teller joins both Cruise as Maverick and fellow returning actor Kilmer as Iceman for Top Gun: Maverick

It's clear that Teller beat out Powell and Hoult, but he also soared past a few others for the role in the Top Gun sequel. At one point in the casting process, Paramount and Skydance were considering The Shannara Chronicles actor Austin Butler and The Maze Runner movie series star Dylan O'Brien to portray Goose's son. 

After the casting news broke, past contender Powell took to social media to share his thoughts on not scoring the part. "I'm taking down all the Tom Cruise posters in my bedroom. Maybe, I'll leave one. Two for symmetry. Okay, the posters are staying," the actor joked on Twitter.

The BAFTA-nominated Teller recently appeared in Thank You For Your Service and Only the Brave. Fans can next spot him in Nicolas Winding Refn's Too Old to Die Young, the upcoming crime drama web series set to premiere on Amazon Prime sometime in 2019. 

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, who actually worked with Teller in Only the BraveTop Gun: Maverick will fly into theaters on July 12, 2019.