Tom Cruise says he feels the need. And we all know what for: The need for speed.
Early Thursday morning, the Top Gun actor posted a photo of himself in a flight suit staring at a waiting fighter jet on social media, captioning it “Day 1.”
Yep, 32 years after the original Navy pilot flick premiered, Paramount confirmed to USA TODAY that production has begun on its long-awaited sequel, titled Top Gun: Maverick.
In January 2016, producer Jerry Bruckheimer shared a photo of himself and Cruise meeting to discuss potential plotlines.
At the time, the duo threw out ideas for a new story centered around a now-senior Maverick. Jungle Book writer Justin Marks was said to be incorporating the discussion into a screenplay.
“It’s something that if we get the script right, and Tom loves it, we’ll be off very shortly,” Bruckheimer told USA TODAY.
Contributing: Bryan Alexander
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