Maverick is officially back to work!
The much anticipated Top Gun sequel is officially in production, and leading man Tom Cruise announced the news with a post on Instagram, which refers to one of the most famous lines from the original movie of 1986.
"Feel the need," the post office reads next to a photograph of Cruise's top gun character, Maverick, paying attention and looking at a plane in the distance.
Thirty-two years later, Cruise returns and simply labels his Top Gun Image: "# Day1."
Production company Skydance shared the same snap, but dubbed their post: "Maverick. # Day1
The original Top Gun follows a cocky Maverick as he progresses through an elite fighter pilot training, where he befriends Goose and works with Iceman (Val Kilmer) and does his best to court his teacher Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis).
The sequel's apparent slogan refers to the iconic scene in the first film, when Maverick and Goose set out to fly an airplane. "I feel the need," roars Maverick. "The need for speed," scream the two friends in sync and finish with an epic High Five.
Already in January 2016, Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the film, shared a photo with Twitter, which aroused the fans that a sequel was in progress.
"Just returned from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @ TomCruise and discuss a bit Top Gun 2 " The 74-year-old super producer tweeted .
"They do not make Top Gun without Tom Cruise," said Bruckheimer opposite ET, after sharing this photo.
The sequel officially became official in May last year, when the 55-year-old actor confirmed the speculation while he was at an Australian Sunrise morning show. "It's true," he said. I'll probably start filming next year, it happens, it definitely happens. "
ETs Denny Directo also spoke with Bruckheimer at the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Junket last year, where he played crookedly, whether the movie was in progress, but revealed that history is showing would, "what happened to Maverick [over] the last 30 years."
"[Cruise and I] I talked a bit about Top Gun He's excited he'd love it, and of course Paramount would like to do it," he said, "well, we'll all get ducks in a row, hopefully we will bring it to the screen. "
" Listen, it's an iconic character that helped [Cruise]"Bruckheimer added. I think we'd like to see what happened to Maverick last 30 years.
What Cruise had to say about a possible sequel last year: