Val Kilmer Wants To Reprise Other Roles After ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Including ‘Heat,’ ‘Batman’

Kilmer sounds ready to do more!

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Val Kilmer is enjoying a stunning second act to his career. It is one that he richly deserves and we feel genuinely happy for as he has battled a myriad of health issues over his life.

Kilmer collapsed in 2015 and was subsequently diagnosed with throat cancer. He has continued the battle but has lost his ability to speak. He regained his ability to be in movies thanks to unique technology that allowed him to communicate.

As an actor, Kilmer has brought to life several iconic roles on the big screen including Batman, Jim Morrison, Doc Holliday, and, of course, Iceman.

He is ready to do more.

In an interview with IGN writer Jim Vejvota, conducted via email and shared largely on Twitter, he said that it Iceman was not the last role he wanted to play.

“Well, actors ALWAYS want to do more so there’s that…,” he started the interview with. He then went into detail about two films that he would love to be part of again.

Heat and Batman.

IGN: We’re seeing so many films now get a sequel years later. Are there any of your other early films you’d love to see a follow-up to?

VAL: HEAT would be fun. I love Michael Mann. We get along great and we have a great deal of trust…

Of course the caped crusader was brought up, but no great detail was added.

IGN: Specifically, we now have multiple universes in comic book movies where actors who’ve played Batman or Spider-Man in the past team up with the current actor playing the role. Would you have any interest in playing Batman/Bruce Wayne again even in a cameo?

VAL: Yea please

It is unlikely that either of those two things will happen. There are only so many things that can be done with his communication. Top Gun: Maverick absolutely nailed the ability to put Kilmer in a movie.

Reprising a role like Batman/Bruce Wayne, in that capacity would be a non-starter.

Top Gun: Maverick

Kilmer was able to bring Iceman back, and he was pretty incredible.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer said that Cruise never let his commitment wain: “He said, ‘I’m not making this movie without Val’. When we filmed it, it was a very emotional day, having Val there and seeing him work with Tom after 35 years.”

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