Cruise is officially on board to reprise his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, and while he may have been a young lieutenant in the original Top Gun movie, Maverick is now an instructor in the Top Gun program. Plot details are being kept under wraps at this time.
The "Maverick" is all set to fly again in 2019.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed on Twitter: 'Excited to make it official. The sequel of Top Gun has been in talks ever since 2010, but the things were complicated after Tony Scott committed suicide in 2012.
Tom Cruise's first blockbuster "Top Gun" came in the year 1986 and there has been no looking back for the superstar who remains one of the most sought after and highest paid action hero on the globe. Kosinski, who had been a rumored favorite to direct the film, previously directed the actor in the 2013 film Oblivion. We're going to have big, fast machines.
Cruise also said the sequel will be "a competition film like the first one, and it's going to be in the same vein; the same tone as the first one, but also a progression for Maverick".
In the movie, Tom plays a cocky aspiring pilot who falls in love with the attractive instructor Charlie Blackwood, played by McGillis.
Despite mixed reviews, the original "Top Gun" was a massive success at the Box Office - earning more than 450 million Dollars worldwide against a budget of less than 30 million USD.
But Maverick isn't only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he's also fighting for the attention of his lovely flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood.