Hollywood can't stop rebooting its popular franchises, no matter how long ago a recognizable character first graced the silver screen. In 1986, for instance, Maverick and Goose took to the skies in the seminal fighter-pilot movie Top Gun. Now, however, it seems a 31-years-older Tom Cruise is getting back in the cockpit and preparing for the next installment in the Top Gun franchise. On Thursday, May 31, the actor sent out a tweet which sent a ripple of excitement through the always-thriving Top Gun fandom...
#Day1 https://t.co/7jjPL277Es— Tom Cruise (@Tom Cruise) 1527745379.0
Cruise was obviously teasing the first half of the film's iconic line, "I feel the need...the need for speed." Reports indicate that the sequel will follow fighter pilots as they "grapple with drone tech that is making their old style of flying obsolete."
On Twitter, fans were NOT complaining.
@TomCruise @BRUCKHEIMERJB @Skydance Oh yeah. We going back to the danger zone baby https://t.co/VVCyGekDjs— Man pretending to hold elevator (@Man pretending to hold elevator) 1527745977.0
Maverick's return is well overdue!
@TomCruise @BRUCKHEIMERJB @Skydance https://t.co/aJkIGtpRJl— Orlando Smith (@Orlando Smith) 1527745715.0
@TomCruise @BRUCKHEIMERJB @Skydance Maverick is back babe 😎 #TopGun2 https://t.co/zf8eDOBGLq— Prince Prithvi (@Prince Prithvi) 1527748191.0
@TomCruise @BRUCKHEIMERJB @Skydance So excited!!!!!! *fighter jet emoji*— Heather (@Heather) 1527746204.0
Cruise has even hinted the new movie might feature YET ANOTHER volleyball scene. That seems a tad unnecessary when the first one is literally seared into our minds for all eternity.
Even the most skeptical fans are letting themselves enjoy the moment!
The fact that Top Gun 2 is happening has made me so excited that I am listening to the soundtrack, start to finish… https://t.co/mk3ZE6FJIu— Kabir Taneja (@Kabir Taneja) 1527750911.0
EEEEEP! I am filled with a mixture of excitement and dread! As @RuPaul would say... "and don't **** it up!" https://t.co/9EYRgQFFOv— Jennifer-Anne Scott (@Jennifer-Anne Scott) 1527750431.0
Does the world need a Top Gun sequel? Do yourself a favor and just don't think about that.
@TomCruise @BRUCKHEIMERJB @Skydance Maverick: "You don't have time to think up there. If you think, you're dead." 😔… https://t.co/uLOQaFDJyF— Vikrant Aarav (@Vikrant Aarav) 1527746731.0
Top Gun: Maverick is currently aiming for a premiere in July 2019!