Top Gun: Maverick, as its officially titled, will find Cruise reprising his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, the Navy airman who was recruited to the elite fighter pilot training school back in 1986.
It's also reported that the much-anticipated sequel will be called Top Gun: Maverick.
Once again, Tom Cruise is feeling the need. In the picture, Maverick stands on a deck while looking at his F-14A Tomcat. The need for speed. He's holding his helmet, which features "Maverick" across the back.
Tom Cruise on the set of the original 1986 "Top Gun" movie.
The news comes via Cruise himself, who celebrated day one of the movie's production with a new tweet.
Sources confirmed to Varietyon Thursday that the sequel had started filming in the U.S.
Maybe they have a great script that has a real story to tell, but I do wonder if Top Gun 2 is about 20 years too late arriving? It's just a different world now, so you can't remake the first movie.
Other than Tom, no other official casting has been announced. "When he wasn't showboating in the sky, he was romancing Kelly McGillis" Charlie in the evenings, and crooning the Righteous Brothers alongside Anthony Edwards' Goose. "Cruise wrote on social media, "#Day1".