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1. Reese Witherspoon: 'Top Gun: Maverick' provided 'a lot of inspiration' for 'Legally Blonde 3'

Oh my god, oh my god you guys! Looks like Legally Blonde 3 might finally happen thanks to ... Tom Cruise? Reese Witherspoon chatted with USA Today about a planned second Legally Blonde sequel, which she hopes will "come together in the right way" like another recent long-awaited follow-up: Top Gun: Maverick. "They waited a long time to make another version of that movie, and I loved the nostalgia piece they incorporated in it," Witherspoon explained. "So definitely that gave us a lot of inspiration about what we would want to do with Elle Woods and make sure that we had all those same touchstones that mattered to people [back] then." As of 2020, Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor were said to be writing Legally Blonde 3, almost 20 years after the second film. But there haven't been many major updates since then, presumably because Top Gun inspired a top-down rewrite to incorporate Elle Woods joining the Navy.

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