May 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has officially announced on Australian television that a sequel to one of his best loved films is now in the works.
"WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening!" Sydney's Sunrise program tweeted, along with a video clip of its interview with Cruise.
"It's true. I'm gonna start filming it, probably, in the next year," the actor said. "It is definitely happening."
The original Top Gun, an iconic movie about U.S. Navy pilots, was released in 1986.
Cruise is currently on the promotion trail for his new movie The Mummy.