Talk of a return to the cockpit of the F-14 Tomcat and another ride into the danger zone, had been rumoured before and after the death of original director Tony Scott, with Tom Cruise keen to reprise the role of Maverick. So now in a move that has taken our breath away (we’ll stop it now), the actor has tweeted a picture to celebrate the first day of production on the Top Gun sequel.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, who worked with Cruise on Oblivion, Maverick will see the actor strap in once again as Pete Mitchell, in a movie that will deal with modern warfare, and the pilots struggle to compete with drone technology that is making their importance amongst the clouds obsolete.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original, will duplicate duties on the sequel, along with Skydance’s David Ellison and Tom Cruise.
Top Gun: Maverick will kick the tyres and light some fires on July 12th, 2019.