Maverick is back!
On Thursday, Tom Cruise shared a photo on social media indicating the start of filming for the long-awaited “Top Gun” sequel.
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) May 31, 2018
Cruise will reprise his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in “Top Gun: Maverick,” which is expected to hit theaters in July 2019.
Aviation enthusiasts pointed out that the aircraft blurred in the background of the photo appears to be an F/A-18F Super Hornet, rather than the newer F-35C that many predicted would star in the film, according to the Navy Times.
The sequel comes more than 30 years after the 1986 blockbuster, which drew $356.8 million at the box office.
The plot is set to revolve around Maverick as he trains a new generation of pilots while adapting to the modern U.S. Navy, the Navy Times reports.