Top Gun: Maverick–Tom Cruise Sequel of 1986 Hit Starts Shooting

Star Tom Cruise has reaffirmed the start of shooting on Paramount’s eagerly-anticipated  sequel of Top Gun sequel, the 1986 picture that catapulted him to international stardom.

Cruise tweeted an image late Wednesday featuring his character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, taking a nostalgic look across to an F-14 Tomcat as seen in the original 1986 film.

The teaser image for Top Gun: Maverick, which Cruise also posted on his Instagram page, featured the legend “Feel the need,” a reference to the original film’s legendary quote, “I feel the need – the need for speed,” accompanied by the hashtag #Day1.