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Val Kilmer to reunite with Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2

Top Gun

Story by Jack Foley

VAL Kilmer is to reprise his role as fighter pilot Iceman in the Top Gun sequel.

The pair will reunite 33 years after the original was released, according to various US media reports.

Filming for Top Gun: Maverick started at the end of May. Cruise himself posted a photo on Twitter last week, referring to the first day of returning to the role of Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

According to Variety, Cruise’s character is now an instructor exploring “a world of drone technology, fifth-generation fighters and the end of the era of dog-fighting”.

No other plot details for the film have yet been released.

Top Gun: Maverick is based on a screenplay co-written by Eric Warren Singer, Peter Craig and Justin Marks, and is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also directed the Tron sequel in 2010 and Cruise sci-fi epic Oblivion.