The sequel to 1986 classic Top Gun is soaring ahead - Paramount studios' top man insists Tom Cruise is on board to hit new heights as an ageing Maverick.
Cruise was thrust onto the A-list thanks to his role as the cocky fighter pilot in Tony Scott's 1986 blockbuster and now movie executive Adam Goodman has confirmed the star is set to don the flight jacket once again.
He let the big news slip during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about a fifth Mission: Impossible film, stating, "We'll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first. Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with Tony Scott returning to direct."
Goodman adds, "All parties are moving ahead. We've hired Peter Craig to write the script."