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'Top Gun' Sequel Confirmed By Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise confirmed on an Australian morning show that there will be a sequel to Top Gun, adding, "I'm gonna start filming it in the next year."

When the Sunrise hosts asked him about it at the end of their interview with the actor, they seemed surprised when Cruise broke the news: “It’s true.. it's true... It is definitely happening," he told them. "You're the first people I've said this to... I'm here, you asked me, it's going to happen." Here's the clip:

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7

— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017

The IMDB page is already up, and lists Val Kilmer coming back as Iceman.

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Jerry Bruckheimer is also attached, and hinted at a Top Gun 2 last year, when he met the actor and tweeted this below photo. The original movie was produced by Bruckheimer, and directed by Tony Scott, who committed suicide in 2013.

Top Gun came out over 30 years ago, in 1986, when Cruise was just around 24-years-old.