Tom Cruise is finally ready to return to the skies in the sequel to Top Gun.
The teaser image for Top Gun: Maverick, which Cruise also posted on his Instagram page, featured the legend “Feel the need,” a reference to the original film’s legendary quote, “I feel the need – the need for speed,” accompanied by the hashtag #Day1.
“The navy is very different now than it was in 1986,” said director Joesph Kosinski. “It’s just a different world now, so you can’t remake the first movie. It has to adapt, [but] I certainly want to re-create the experience of that movie, which gives you a front seat into the world of naval aviation and what it’s like to be in a fighter jet.”
Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled for release on July 12, 2019.