Tom Cruise reveals 'Top Gun 2' to start filming soon

American actor Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun

Cruise, now promoting his latest film "The Mummy", was speaking on the Wednesday edition of Australia's morning TV show "Sunrise" when he was asked by the host if rumors of "Top Gun 2" were true.

"It's true. It's true", he said.

In the past, whisperings of a possible Top Gun follow-up floated through the film world, suggesting that the sequel would tack on a new screenwriter and that Val Kilmer would reprise his role as Iceman.

Top Gun 2 has been in development for three decades, and finally got some altitude in 2012. "It is definitely happening", he tells the shocked hosts.

Talking on Australia's Sunrise morning show, the movie star said, "I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year".

American actors Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Pete'Maverick Mitchell and Kelly McGillis as Charlotte'Charlie Blackwood in'Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott 1986
Tom Cruise says Top Gun 2 is 'definitely happening'

The rumors about a Top Gun sequel are true.

Cruise is now on the promotion trail for his new movie The Mummy.

I feel the need.the need for a "Top Gun" sequel. But he was bombarded with even more questions previous year about the possibility of a sequel as fans celebrated the 30th anniversary of the film.

To all the Top Gun fans out there, a sequel to the classic movie is now in the works.

"[Cruise and I] talked a little bit about Top Gun". The movie was nominated for multiple Oscars, winning Best Music, Original Song for "Take My Breath Away".

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