With Top Gun: Maverick, which is already in production according to Cruise's Instagram, the Oscar-winning 1986 film about the lives inside the United States Navy's elite fighter school will return for another chapter in 2019.
To get you excited for the next installment, scroll through and check out what the original cast of the film has been doing since Top Gun first hit theaters.
Tom Cruise: Maverick
Just a few years later, Cruise went on to star in some of the biggest films of the 80s: Top Gun (1986), The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).
Since then the actor continued his successful career, garnering three Oscar and seven Golden Globe nominations, three of which he won in the Best Actor category.prevnext
Tom Cruise: Now
Aside from the Top Gun sequel, he is working on Mission: Impossible – Fallout (July 2018) as well as Luna Park (release TBD).prevnext
Val Kilmer: Iceman
His breakthrough performance was his role as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991). Since then, he has gone on to portray other stars like Elvis Presley in True Romance (1993) and Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993). He also took on the role of Batman in Batman Forever (2005) and starred in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).prevnext
Val Kilmer: Now
Top Gun: Maverick will also be Kilmer's first major role since recovering from throat cancer.prevnext
Kelly McGillis: Charlie
After picking up a few TV roles, the actress then starred alongside Harrison Ford in Witness (1985), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.prevnext
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Anthony Edwards: Goose
Years later, Edwards landed a lead role on hit TV series ER (1994-2008). The actor was nominated four times for a Golden Globe for the show, one of which he won in 1998.prevnext
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Tom Skerrit: Viper
Tom Skerritt got his start in 1962 in the movie War Hunt. Before Top Gun, he spent most of his time on TV roles, becoming a recurring character on shows like Gunsmoke (1955) and 12 O'Clock High (1964).
The 84-year-old actor continued acting next on Cheers (1987-1988) for a six-episode-run and then to be in Steel Magnolias (1989). Skerritt stayed on as a TV actor for many years, making appearances on The Grid (2004), Brothers & Sisters (2006-2009) and The Good Wife (2014).prevnext
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Meg Ryan: Carole
Before she became the queen of romantic comedies, Ryan started her career with a minor role as Candice Bergen's daughter in Rich and Famous (1981). She then landed the the small part in Top Gun which led her to more major appearances.
Her career skyrocketed in the late '80s, the actress starred on When Harry Met Sally (1989), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She was nominated another two times for her roles in Sleepless in Seattle (1933) and You've Got Mail (1998).prevnext