According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joseph Kosinski — who previously worked with Cruise on Oblivion — has been eyeing the directing position, the late Tony Scott having helmed the original.
Cruise has previously said the sequel will be titled Top Gun: Maverick, named after the star’s iconic character.
Previously talking about the flick, the actor said: “I’m going to start filming it probably in the next year. I know. It’s happening. It is definitely happening ... you’re the first people that I’ve said this to.”
Rumours have been swirling for some time now, heightened by a photo that Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer posted with Cruise captioned “Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend... and discuss a little Top Gun 2.”
Top Gun was a box office smash upon its release, grossing $357 million (£275m). It went on to warn a cult status and Oscar win for Berlin song 'Take My Breath Away.'
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