Tom Cruise tweets as production starts on ‘Top Gun' sequel

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017, file photo, Tom Cruise poses during a photocall for the French premiere of “The Mummy” in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Tom Cruise is back on the flight line for a sequel to the 1986 film “Top Gun.”

Posted: May 31, 2018 1:31 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Cruise is back on the flight line for a sequel to the 1986 film “Top Gun.”

The actor on Thursday tweeted a photo of himself as Navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in a flight suit, looking at a fighter jet. The photo includes the phrase “feel the need.” In the original movie, Cruise’s character talks about how he feels the need for speed.

Cruise writes #Day 1 of production of “Top Gun: Maverick.”

The movie is scheduled for release in July 2019.

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