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Tom Cruise Recreates Iconic 'Top Gun' Motorbike Scene Three Decades On

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Tom Cruise Recreates Iconic 'Top Gun' Motorbike Scene Three Decades On

Tom Cruise is back in the driving seat more than 30 years after he first filmed Top Gun and it looks like he's recreating a very iconic scene.

The only difference is that now he's got a new woman on the back of his motorbike.

The 56-year-old actor looked back at home as he filmed a scene for Top Gun: Maverick with co-star, Jennifer Connelly.

Credit: PacificCoastNews/Avalon.red
Credit: PacificCoastNews/Avalon.red

Cruise is reprising his iconic role as Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the long-awaited sequel.

We feel shocked that he's still getting the ladies but just look at the fella.

The scene he was photographed filming is reminiscent of one featured in the 1986 classic in which Maverick and his love interest Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood, played by Kelly McGillis, go for a ride.

Credit: Paramount
Credit: Paramount

Back in May, Cruise revealed that he had begun filming the sequel to the 80s classic.

Taking to Twitter, Cruise shared a photo of himself, seemingly in character - but who knows, maybe he dresses like this all the time - with the caption #Day1.

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled for release in 2020 so there's a while left to wait and who knows how many teasing pictures.


The movie will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing, and a screenplay by Peter Craig and Justin Marks.

The plot details have been kept strictly under wraps but, according to That Hashtag Show, the new movie will see Goose's son Riot clashing with Maverick.

According to the cast detail, Riot is a 20-something guy with 'all-American good looks' who 'rode a football scholarship to an Ivy League degree'.

"He distrusts Maverick and dislikes what he stands for, although they have a lot of similarities," it continues. "Eventually, [he] comes to respect Maverick and uses his techniques."



Of course Maverick's wing man Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw won't feature in the film following his untimely demise in the original where he and Maverick were forced to eject from their F-14 in a scene that left most cinema-goers in bits.

Unsurprisingly, fans of the classic are very pleased that they're finally getting a sequel.

One said: "I've been waiting for the sequel to the greatest movie for over 30 years. Thank u @TomCruise for making me as excited as Star War fans are for their sequels!"


Another added: "Oh yeah. We going back to the danger zone baby".

And a third said: "I can't believe it's finally happening! I've been waiting to see a sequel to Top Gun when I first saw the original movie for the first time when I was 13 years old!"

Hurry up 2020.

Featured Image Credit: PacificCoastNews/Avalon.red/Paramount

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, top gun, Tom Cruise

Rebecca Shepherd
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