According to the latest social media post from Tom Cruise, the "Top Gun" sequel is officially in production.
Deadline reported that the actor tweeted a photo of his character Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in his Navy fighter jet gear, holding a helmet as he looks back at a jet. On top of the image in bold white text is "Feel the need," referencing a famous line from the original 1986 film.
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The photo was also posted on Cruise's Instagram page, according to "Entertainment Tonight."
Cruise confirmed the sequel was happening in May 2017 while on an Australian morning talk show. The next month, in June, he told "Access Hollywood" the sequel wouldn't be called "Top Gun 2."
“It’s called ‘Top Gun Maverick,’” he said. “I didn’t want a number. You don’t want a number. You don’t need a number.”