Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun 2 Is Still Happening

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Grab your Aviator sunglasses and green jumpsuits – because Tom Cruise has confirmed that he is making Top Gun 2.

The 54-year-old actor was speaking on Australia's Sunrise on 7 breakfast TV show when he was asked about the rumours that have long swirled about a possible sequel to the absolute classic 1986 film.

"It's true," he said with a wide grin. "Yes, it's true. It's true."

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The hosts then asked when we can expect the film to land – he suddenly looked a little coy but gave a pretty definitive answer.

"You know what? I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year," he added. "It's happening. It is definitely happening."

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His confession about making the film comes after years of speculation on a sequel. In 2013, producer Jerry Bruckheimer said that Tom was "excited" for Top Gun 2, which was a year after Tony Scott – the original film's director – had died.

A year after that he was quoted as saying, "Jerry [Bruckheimer] and I, we're working on it. If we can figure it out, it'll be a lot of fun", while rumours were saying the film would focus on the US military's use of drones.

Since then we've also heard that Val Kilmer is down for the ride and that Cruise will only apparently be happy if he flies real jets and not have it all just be done with CGI trickery.

From: Digital Spy