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It's getting dangerously close to thirty years since "Top Gun" soared into theaters, but Tom Cruise isn't showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, the "Mission Impossible" actor is getting ready to jump back into the cockpit as cocky flyboy Maverick for a second "Top Gun" outing.

MTV News spoke with Cruise on the red carpet at the "Rock of Ages" premiere in Los Angeles last week, and he confirmed that he's still hard at work with director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer on returning to the skies for "Top Gun 2."

"We're working on it," he said. "We'll see what happens, if I can figure out the script and we get it. It would be fun getting into those jets. I want to get in those jets!"

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Hey, remember that Justin Bieber basketball drama that Mark Wahlberg was supposed to co-star in? We do, too. Whatever happened to that project? Well, according to Wahlberg himself, it hasn't gone away. The "Ted" star spoke with MTV News recently and addressed his plans for the Bieber movie, saying that he's seen "115 pages" of a script but is waiting to ship it off to the pop star's camp until they get it juuust right.

"I sent [Bieber's manager] Scooter [Braun] a text ... The last time I talked to him, I said, 'Hey, I need Justin to do me a favor.' He goes, 'Not without the script.' So, it's a process," said Wahlberg. "Cutting those albums and doing those videos is easy, building a movie career is a difficult thing."

Get more in the video above and over at MTV News.

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Captain America

It's been a busy week over at MTV Splash Page, and we're not just talking about the Black Panther rumor heard 'round the world. Directors and writers have been hired for multiple other comic book movie projects, on both the Marvel and DC Comics sides of the aisles.

In brief, here are the updates...

» At long last, "Captain America 2" has a director. Directors, we should say: "Community" duo Anthony and Joe Russo are in final negotiations with Marvel to get behind the lens of the shield-slinging super-soldier's next big-screen outing. A controversial choice, perhaps, but one that keeps in line with Marvel's propensity to hire unexpected filmmakers (see Jon Favreau, Kenneth Branagh for more). Tell us what you think of the Russo brothers' hiring in our poll!

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If a trailer for the newest Quentin Tarantino flick isn't enough movie goodness to start your day, let's raise the ante a bit: the brand new trailer for "Flight," director Robert Zemeckis' first live-action film in over a decade, has landed. Barely.

Denzel Washington stars in the movie as Captain Whitaker, an airline pilot who finds himself behind the wheel when a plane filled with passengers is going down. Against all odds, Whitaker is able to avert fiery collision, saving everyone's lives in the process. He's heralded as a hero, naturally, but a subsequent investigation into the circumstances of the plane crash reveal troubling secrets about Whitaker—secrets that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

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The David-8 viral video remains one of the greatest pieces of movie marketing seen all year long. The introduction of Michael Fassbender's "Prometheus" android was touching, amusing and awe-inspiring all at once. It was also ripe for parody—and that parody has finally arrived.

Joel McHale, who recently starred in a very different parody for the MTV Movie Awards, makes his introduction on tonight's episode of The Soup as Joel 8, an eighth generation robotic clip show host: he's handsome, funny, handsome, good looking, and empty.

Among the things he can do: he can play "Hungry, Hungry Hippos" by himself, he can tell jokes his human clip show host counterparts might find offensive, racist, sexist or stupid, and … well, not much else really, not until after his morning meeting with scotch.

Meet Joel-8 in the video below.

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Transformers

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" marked the end of an era for the sci-fi action series, in the sense that series lead Shia LaBeouf and the rest of the human cast said goodbye to Optimus Prime for the final time. It's not the end for Michael Bay, however, as the filmmaker is returning to direct the unnamed fourth "Transformers" film — though according to the man himself, that will be his last "Transformers" movie.

The Los Angeles Times' Geoff Boucher spoke with Bay and many others for a profile piece on the new Transformers ride at Universal Studios in California, and there's a brief mention of Bay's plans for the future of the "Transformers" film franchise… specifically, that he does not have any past the fourth film, at least not in the director's seat.

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Turn on your consoles and break out the controllers, because the first official "Wreck-it Ralph" trailer has landed!

Directed by Rich Moore and featuring the voice of Oscar nominee John C. Reilly, "Wreck-it Ralph" centers on a video game villain (Reilly) who has been at it for thirty years—and he's getting sick and tired of being known as the bad guy.

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"Prometheus" hits theaters on Friday, and I am beyond excited. Even if it's not a direct prequel, there is simply no film series I care about more than the "Alien" movies. So ahead of Ridley Scott's return to that world, today's Sick Day Stash is going to dive back into the film that changed everything for me... but not quite as far back as you'd think.

I often credit "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" as the movie that changed my life. I saw it in theaters when I was seven — not awesome parenting, Mom and Dad, though I sure think you guys are swell — but not necessarily because of the movie itself. It's because "T2" led my way-too-young action-craving spirit on the path of other, earlier James Cameron efforts.

Like "Aliens," for one.

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"Game of Thrones" just wrapped its second season, and the war for Westeros supremacy remains as contentious as it ever was. But even though multiple kings are still vying for the crown, it could be you who sits upon the Iron Throne in the end... assuming you've got five-figures worth of extra coin lying around.

The HBO Shop is selling a life-size replica of the Iron Throne of Westeros. The thrones, which are made to order, clock in at over seven feet tall, 350 pounds, with a whopping price-tag of $30,000, plus $1,800 for shipping. Vhalar Morghulis, that's a lot of money! But what's a few silver stags when absolute power over the Seven Kingdoms can be yours?

More details past the jump!

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I think we're going to have to stop calling 2012 the year of Channing Tatum pretty soon. The actor's had a fantastic year so far, no doubt, but his future is equally bright: in 2013 he makes his long-awaited return as Duke in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," and he's got some other hotly anticipated projects in the pipeline as well… including an unlikely team-up with the makers of "The Matrix."

During MTV Sneak Peek Week ahead of Sunday night's Movie Awards telecast, the "Magic Mike" actor confirmed recent rumors that he'll be appearing in "Jupiter Ascending," the upcoming sci-fi flick from the visionary Wachowski siblings.

"Yes, absolutely," he said when asked if he'd be involved in the movie. "It's going to be a crazy action movie from the [directors] of 'The Matrix.' They're going to reinvent the wheel as far as action goes, all over again."

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