Tom Cruise is joining the top 1% of all naval aviators at the Top Gun Academy for a second time, confirming the sequel this morning on Sunrise.
Crusie took the conversation with Samantha and Kochie right to the edge of the envelope.
“It’s true, I’m going to start probably in the next year. I know, it’s happening. It’s definitely happening. You’re the first people I’ve said it to, you asked me and so I’m telling you,” Cruise said.
No further details were given. The Top Gun sequel has long been a goal for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Cruise, who shot to international stardom as hot-shot pilot Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the 1986 classic. Sadly, Tony Scott’s passing means he won’t be joining the film.
Bruckheimer’s decades-long quest for the sequel seemed to get jet boosters in January 2016 after he tweeted a photo of himself with Cruise when they met to discuss the project.
The duo threw out ideas with Jungle Book screenwriter Justin Marks for a new story centred around a now-senior Maverick.
Via USA Today