Top Gun was a hit movie back in 1986, when it became the highest grossing Film of the year. It was also the career-founding film of Tom Cruise, who has since became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Talks of a sequel began in 2010, but were put on hold when the first movie's (and proposed second film's) director Tony Scott passed away. Only to be picked up again recently again.

The original film was an action drama flick featuring students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school competing to be the best in class. One of them, Pete Maverick Mitchell, played by Cruise, gains advantage over the others partly by learning a few unconventional tricks from a civilian instructor Charlie Blackwood (played by Kelly McGillis), who he becomes attracted to.

The movie quickly became a box office success, grossing for 353 million dollars worldwide, albeit its mediocre reviews (to date Top Gun stands at 6.8 on IMDB and 54% on Rotten Tomatoes). The film also won several awards, most prominently for its sound and effects, among them an Oscar award for Best Music, Original Song.

Almost 30 years passed since the first movie, but a sequel is finally in the making. Producers David Ellison and Dana Goldberg at Skydance Productions have confirmed that the new film will take place in modern day, and it will revolve around the use of unmanned drones in military warfare. They also shed light on the lead role, which would once again belong to Maverick. The casting of Cruise has not been officially announced, but the producers have said that "it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick", hinting maybe that they want the Hollywood star to take on the role again.

It would be no surprise if Cruise actually accepted the role of Maverick, taking into account the number of action movies the 52-year-old actor has made in the past few years. He starred recently in Jack Reacher (2012), the post-apocalyptic sci-fi Oblivion (2013), the military sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and he will be taking on the lead role in the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) coming to cinemas this summer.