The long wait is almost over as Tom Cruise personally confirmed that a sequel to his hit movie "Top Gun" is currently in the process. Fans of the award-winning military action film have been waiting for this announcement, and Cruise and his team are making this dream come true after over three decades.

'It is definitely happening!'

In a recent interview, the 54-year-old Hollywood actor enthusiastically revealed that he would start filming "#Top Gun 2" next year. Cruise was the first to confirm about the follow-up of his blockbuster movie after much fan speculation. The actor, however, hinted about the sequel in an interview last year.

Cruise said he has been discussing "Top Gun 2" with Jerry Bruckheimer, one of the producers of the 1986 Movie. During that time, the actor and producer were still trying to figure out what to do for the highly anticipated sequel. But despite the uncertainties, the actor admitted he would love to make the sequel happen if they ever get a clear view of what's ahead of them.

The Hollywood A-lister also recalled his experience while playing his role as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in "Top Gun." Cruise admitted the filming was not easy, with all the flying and action-packed scenes, he admitted these things made him "sick" during the early stage of the production.

At first, Cruise had to empty his stomach in between of flying takes. There was even an instance where he had to hold his vomit while in the air with his flight instructor Bozo.

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Who's coming back?

Aside from Cruise, Val Kilmer, who has brought to life Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kazanski, previously expressed his desire to do "Top Gun 2." When asked about his rivalry with Cruise in the movie, Kilmer clarified the competition between him and the co-actor is limited for the film.

The "Red Planet" star even commended Cruise for being a "sweetheart" in real life. Kilmer, however, was apologetic that the co-actor barely had the chance to play and bond with them during the filming of "Top Gun" as most of the scenes required Cruise's participation.

For "Top Gun," Cruise and Kilmer were joined by Kelly McGillis as Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood, Anthony Edwards as Nick "Goose" Bradshaw, Tom Skerritt as Cdr. Mike "Viper" Metcalf, Michael Ironside as Rick "Jester" Heatherly, John Stockwell as Lt. Bill "Cougar" Cortell, among others.

The box office film earned $356.8 million over a production budget of $15 million.