Tom Cruise on Thursday shared an Instagram photo of a F/A-18E Super Hornet with three words: “Feel The Need.” Next to the Navy fighter, staring wistfully at it, was Cruise himself dressed in a flight suit. The Twitter caption was “Day 1,” confirmation that filming for the highly anticipated sequel to Top Gun has begun.
Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Top Gun” is a staple movie among service members and veterans. Released 32 years ago on May 16, 1986, it was the highest grossing film of the year. And you’d be hard pressed to find a naval aviator who hasn’t seen the cult classic. The movie has a little bit of everything, from its killer soundtrack, to light romance, to epic F-14 dogfights.