Asked about the plans, Mr. Cruise, 54, said “It’s true” several times, before adding that shooting would probably begin in the next year.
“It definitely happens,” he said.
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The first “Top Gun,” from 1986, stars Mr. Cruise as Maverick, a cocky Navy pilot who heads to flight school and falls for Charotte Blackwood, known as Charlie, an instructor who is also an astrophysicist.
Mr. Cruise’s star turn, a few years after his appearance in the 1983 film “Risky Business,” helped him catapult him into the superstar.
The director of the film, Tony Scott, committed suicide in 2012.
The film won several Oscar nominations and won the best original song for the angry ballad of love Take My Breath Away, written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock and performed by the Berlin band.
He also offered a memorable rendition of “Great Balls of Fire.”