"There is an awesome role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no "Top Gun" without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick".
Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms
"It's true. Yeah, it's true". "You know what? I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year. It is definitely happening", he continued.
Rumors have swirled for years that he would revisit the 1986 movie that made him a household name, and Cruise finally spoke out while in Australia to promote his latest flick The Mummy. "I know, it's happening, it is definitely happening".More news: Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey
Cruise is now in Australia promoting the release of the latest film in The Mummy franchise, which hits cinemas on June 8.
"We're discussing it", Cruise told Graham Norton back in October.More news: Justin Trudeau photobombs Vancouver prom-goers
On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the star said the first time he ever performed a stunt was when he flew a plane at 9.5 g's which is super hard on a person's body.
Hey, Top Gun fans, you're in luck, because Maverick is coming back! The movie was nominated for multiple Oscars, winning Best Music, Original Song for "Take My Breath Away".More news: Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields with another exec