Tom Cruise Shares First Top Gun 2 Image as Production Begins

Emmett Rice
June 1, 2018

Written across the snap is one of the original film's most recognizable catchphrases: "Feel the need".

Once again, Tom Cruise is feeling the need.

Filming has begun on the long-delayed Top Gun sequel, tentatively titled Top Gun: Maverick, with Tom Cruise reprising the role that made him an global superstar. The image shows the Syracuse-born actor in a pilot suit, holding a helmet that says Maverick on it, and looking at a fighter jet. The story is believed to center around Cruise's character - Pete "Maverick" Mitchell - who is now a flight instructor at the famed Top Gun school.

U.S. entertainment trade daily Variety has reported that the sequel has the title Top Gun: Maverick and focuses on drone technology. Now, Maverick is back for a sequel three decades later.

The news comes via Cruise himself, who celebrated day one of the movie's production with a new tweet. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel will follow Maverick and his crew as they deal with new technology.

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Kosinski previously shared: 'The Navy is very different now than it was in 1986.

'Now, here in 2017, the Navy's been at war for 20 years.

No other casting for the film has been announced.

"The 55-year-old star simply wrote "#Day1" in the caption. Goose tragically died in the 1986 movie. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media have scheduled the sequel for a July 12, 2019 release.

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