Directed by Tony Scott, Cruise played hotshot US Navy pilot Pete 'Maverick'Mitchell, who has a dangerous and reckless flying style in the original movie. Photograph:( Others )
The Hollywood star told an Australian channel that he is likely to start filming Top Gun 2 next year
Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise revealed on Wednesday he plans a sequel to the cult action film Top Gun, with filming set to begin next year.
Rumours have swirled for years that he would revisit the 1986 movie that made him a household name, and Cruise finally spoke out while in Australia to promote his latest flick "The Mummy".
Asked by a Channel Seven breakfast TV host about whether a second instalment of the action drama was on the cards, he replied: "Yes, it's true."
"I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year."
"It's happening, it's definitely happening."
The original Top Gun, which also starred Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis and Tim Robbins, received mixed reviews but was a huge commercial hit.
Directed by Tony Scott, Cruise played hotshot US Navy pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, who has a dangerous and reckless flying style.
He struggles to balance life, responsibility and a love affair while competing at the Navy's fighter-weapons school.