Val Kilmer confirmed to return for Top Gun sequel
Val Kilmer has joined Tom Cruise in returning for the long-awaited sequel to Top Gun.
Top Gun was released in 1986 and starred Cruise, 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.
Kilmer starred as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky in the original, the key rival to Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and will reprise that role in the sequel.
Joseph Kosinski, best known for directing Tron: Legacy, takes charge of the sequel, which will reportedly be set in a world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters and will explore the end of an era of dogfighting, a key feature of the original film. Production is now underway.
German composer Harold Faltermeyer, who created the much-loved synth score of Top Gun, has also confirmed that he will be returning to the production.
The sequel, which is titled Top Gun: Maverick, is due in cinemas on July 12th in 2019.