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Top Gun 2 gets under way with Tom Cruise back in the pilots seat

The sequel to Top Gun 2 appears to be officially under way and it looks like it won’t just be jets that take centre stage this time round.

Tom Cruise, who confirmed earlier this year that Top Gun: Maverick was in pre-production, was recently spotted in the UK taking helicopter lessons in a private field.

We reported last year that Cruise would only commit himself to the Top Gun sequel if production used ‘real jets’ and didn’t reply on the use of CGI, but no-one said anything about helicopters.

There may however be a simple explanation for the use of helicopter lessons – the machine he was seen co-piloting has very similar controls to the F-14 Tomcat that Cruise piloted in the original 1986 blockbuster.

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It’s likely just a refresher course though considering any use of F-14 fighter jets in the movie would almost be pointless due to the fact that they were retired from active duty back in 2006.

Top Gun 2 is definitely gearing up to be an incredible sequel, especially if Iceman himself Val Kilmer rejoins the franchise – however it will sadly be missing one it’s original visionaries Tony Scott, who passed away in 2012.

Top Gun: Maverick hits cinemas on July 12, 2019

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