After more than three decades of waiting, fans of the original high-flying military epic, "Top Gun," may finally be getting to see its long-awaited sequel. The original 1986 film's star, Tom Cruise, recently confirmed that the project was indeed in the works during an interview with the Australian morning show, "Sunrise."

A long time coming

"Top Gun" was the biggest box-office hit of its time claiming numerous awards and accolades. The movie also put a lot of its actors on the map for years to come, and it has been considered as a pop culture landmark. For more than three decades, the people involved with the original movie have been trying to produce its sequel.

Following the tragic death of Tony Scott, the film's director, hopes of the sequel coming to fruition grinding to a standstill.

Jerry Bruckheimer, one of the film's producers, revealed back in 2013 that he was still very much interested in making a sequel and that he wanted to do it with Cruise in it. Paramount Pictures was reportedly also still interested in the project, but shortly after Bruckheimer's statement, no updates were released regarding its status.

Definitely happening

During the Australian morning show, Cruise confirmed that "Top Gun 2" was indeed in the works and is just right around the corner. The actor was originally attending the show to promote his upcoming reboot horror film, "The Mummy." The topic quickly transitioned to his future projects, which fortunately included the mention of "Top Gun 2."

The actor doesn't really outright reveal information regarding his upcoming projects, which is why a lot of fans were surprised at just how confident the actor was in saying that the sequel was going to happen.

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Additionally, Cruise also confirmed that they would probably start shooting for it within the next 12 months.

Sequel details

As of the moment, there isn't really much information regarding the upcoming sequel apart from "Cruise" reprising his role as LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. Bruckheimer will undoubtedly still be involved with the project, likely as one of its producers. As for the other actors, there is no confirmation yet regarding who in the original cast will be returning.

The original movie starred Kelly McGillis as Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood, Val Kilmer as LT Tom "Iceman" Kazanski, Anthony Edwards as LTJG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw, Meg Ryan as Carole Bradshaw, and Michael Ironside as LCDR Rick "Jester" Heatherly, among others.