Tom Cruise says Top Gun 2 is "definitely happening"
Tom Cruise has said that a sequel to Top Gun is "definitely happening".
A sequel to the 1986 smash hit has long been in development, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealing last year that he and Cruise were in active discussion about the movie, but talk then went quiet as Cruise moved onto The Mummy and a new Mission: Impossible sequel.
Now though Cruise has confirmed the sequel and told Australian morning show Sunrise, “It is definitely happening.”
He added: “It’s true. It’s true. “I’m going to start filming it probably in the next year. I know. It’s happening. It is definitely happening ... you’re the first people that I’ve said this to.”
Writer Justin Marks, the man who penned the script for Disney's new live-action version of The Jungle Book, had been tapped to write the sequel back in 2014, but it's not known if that is the script in active development.
Top Gun was released in 1986 and starred Cruise, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis and told the story of a group of students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school, who compete to be best in the class.