Top Gun sequel begins filming with support of United States Navy

PPTop Gun 2 Tom Cruise shares FIRST LOOK at long-awaited sequel

Of course, the original had Cruise with costar Val Kilmer as Iceman, Anthony Edwards as Goose, Tom Skerritt as Viper and Kelly McGillis as Charlie.

Taking to Twitter in the extra-early morning hours of Thursday, May 31, Cruise confirmed that filming has begun on the impending Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick. It shows Cruise as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, looking out across a runway at his F-14A Tomcat, with one of the original movie's famous catchphrases pasted on top.

Give DenofGeek.com credit for spotting Cruise's tweet featuring the actor, a jet and the words "Feel the Need" plastered on the pic.

Check it out below.

Maverick's back ... and the need for speed is real. "Feel the need", the photo read, along with the hashtag "#Day1".




Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski will direct the sequel, in which Cruise's character Maverick is now a navy flying instructor.

Details about the sequel, which will be titled Top Gun: Maverick, have been shrouded in secrecy for years.

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?

Also returning to the fold will be composer Harold Faltermeyer, who penned the iconic score for the first movie.

Other than Tom, no other official casting has been announced. Top Gun: Maverick lands in theaters on July 12, 2019 - and before that, you can next see Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Fallout on July 27.

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