Thursday, May 31, 2018

TOP GUN: MAVERICK Has Begun Filming!

Maverick (Tom Cruise) stares at an F/A-18 Hornet on the this promo pic for 2019's TOP GUN: MAVERICK.

Last night, Tom Cruise tweeted this image showing him in his flight suit as principal photography has begun on the long-anticipated Top Gun 2, a.k.a. Top Gun: Maverick. The F-14 fighter jock memorably portrayed by Cruise in the late Tony Scott's 1986 classic will return to the big screen on July 12, 2019...this time piloting an F/A-18 Hornet, as seen in the photo above. All I can say is, had Cruise waited a few more years to shoot Top Gun: Maverick, it would be an F-35C Lightning II (shown below) that he would be staring at in this promo pic! The U.S. Navy's variant on the stealth jet is set to achieve active status (also known as 'initial operational capability' in military parlance) sometime this year.

Time to listen to Kenny Loggins' 'Danger Zone' on my MP3 player!

An F-35C Lightning II is about to touch down onto the deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln...on March 17, 2018.
Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur

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