Val Kilmer Confuses Fans as to Whether He'll Be in 'Top Gun 2'

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"Have no fear," says the 55-year-old actor. "Jerry Bruckheimer has a 50 billion dollar history behind him. And tom hasn't done too badly neither! They will make something to buy pop corn for on a Sunday for sure!"

It appears Val Kilmer needs a social media wingman. 

On Tuesday, the actor confused fans by announcing on Facebook he would appear in Top Gun 2, the follow-up to the 1986 blockbuster, but then hours later came back and pumped the brakes on his news. 

I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script..."It's starring Gene...

Posted by Val Kilmer on Monday, November 16, 2015

And that wasn't the only confusing part. When Kilmer made his initial announcement, the post read as though retired actor Gene Hackman and director Francis Ford Coppola would have something do to with the project, which is also not the case, as he described. 

Francis Coppola and Gene Jackman are examples of what an actor says "yes" to. They are not involved. So sorry for the misunderstanding.

Posted by Val Kilmer on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kilmer also responded to numerous commenters about his announcement, including one who said a Top Gun sequel was a terrible idea. 

"Have no fear," Kilmer wrote. "Jerry Bruckheimer has a 50 billion dollar history behind him. And tom hasn't done too badly neither! They will make something to buy pop corn for on a Sunday for sure!"

Another commenter said the 55-year-old actor needed to make sure he was healthy enough to work on a project. In January, Kilmer had tests on a possible tumor, but no details as to his specific ailment were released. 

"I have had treatment and I'm perfectly well," Kilmer wrote Tuesday. "Don't believe articles that say 'a source says.' If they can't claim a relationship to me how can u trust they are telling the truth. Even when they do assign a name to whoever they gave 50 bucks to, how does a nurse or a parking attendant gonna know about my personal health."

Kilmer even responded to haters who said he was too old and overweight to play Iceman again. 

"Sorry to disappoint but I'm 165 lbs now," wrote Kilmer. "And 55 is the new 50!!!"

Requests for comment from Kilmer's representative were not immediately returned.

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