Tom Cruise, 56, Looks Like he Hasn’t Aged a Bit as he Begins Filming Top Gun Sequel After Starring in the Original 32 Years Ago

At ease: Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm were also announced as part of the cast

He was only 24 years old when Top Gun was released to theaters in 1986.

And 32 years later, Tom Cruise doesn’t look like he aged one bit while on the set of the film’s sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, in San Diego, California.

The 56-year-old movie star, who is reprising his role as LT Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, looked at ease as he filmed scenes while on a motorcycle in the character’s trademark jacket and sunglasses.

The original film was a blockbuster hit that put Cruise on the map; his co-stars were Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer.

The sequel was supposed to come out years ago but the original director Tony Scott, who was set to direct the new installment, died by suicide in 2012.

Movie star: Tom Cruise doesn’t look like he aged one bit while on the set of the film’s sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, in San Diego on Tuesday

The handsome movie star, who is also an avid motorcycle rider and pilot, was seen riding the bike around the set on Tuesday. He sported an olive colored jacket with a white shirt beneath, adding denim bottoms and boots.

The film, Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit theaters on June 26, 2020. It was originally slated for release on July 12, 2019 but it was delayed so filmmakers can work out logistics with the complex flight scenes, Deadline reported.

Handsome: The 56-year-old movie star looked at ease as he filmed scenes while on a motorcycle in the character’s trademark jacket and sunglasses
Focused: The handsome movie star, who is also an avid motorcycle rider and pilot, was seen riding the bike around the set on Tuesday
Box office gold: Tom is reprising his role as LT Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell
Box office gold: Tom is reprising his role as LT Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell
Looking good: He sported an olive colored jacket with a white shirt beneath, adding denim bottoms

Over the summer, Tom gave fans a health update on Val while he promoted Mission Impossible – Fallout in Paris, revealing that his co-star is ‘doing really well.’ He added that it is ‘special’ he gets to work with him again, reports People.

Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris were also announced as part of the cast.

Both Miles and Glen auditioned for the role of LT JG Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw’s son but Miles ultimately won the role of Bradley Bradshaw.

Bradley is described as a pilot trainee of the late Goose; Goose was played by Anthony Edwards in the 1986 film.

Nicholas Hoult, Austin Butler and Dylan O’Brien were also in the running for the role of Bradley.

What a gentleman! The star waved to fans in between filming scenes in San Diego, California on Tuesday
Ready! Set! Action! He looked to be ready for filming even during breaks; the handsome star rocked brown boots

At ease: Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm were also announced as part of the cast
Cool guy: The film, Top Gun: Maverick is set to hit theaters on June 26, 2020; Val Kilmer will reprise his role in the sequel

However, Glen impressed Tom and the producers of the sequel so much so during his audition that they cast him in a different role. His character’s name or details of his role are unknown at the time.

Deadline reported that Tom’s character Maverick will be a Top Gun flight instructor in the sequel; he serves as a mentor to Goose’s son.

Kelly McGillis played the character Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Blackwood in the original Top Gun film; there are no confirmed reports she has joined the sequel.

Incredible: Tom kept his signature aviator shades on during his character’s ride as well as the trademark jacket
In the moment: Here he’s seen speaking to a crew member after his motorcycle scenes during Tuesday’s filming
Production: Crew members as well as security were on site during filming; Jerry Bruckheimer is seen on the top left

Top Gun: Maverick is being directed by Joseph Kosinski; the screenplay is by Zack Stentz, Ashley Edward Miller, Justin Marks and Peter Craig. Producers for the movie include Tom himself, Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison.

Filming for the sequel kicked off on May 31, 2018 in San Diego, California.

The original Top Gun was released to theaters on May 16, 1986. The film, directed by Tony Scott, was produced by Jerry and Don Simpson. Director Tony Scott died by suicide in August 2012; he was 68 years old.

Wow: Deadline reported that Tom’s character Maverick will be a Top Gun flight instructor in the sequel; he serves as a mentor to Goose’s son; Tom pictured during the volleyball scene from the 1986 film
Joined the film: Val, who played LT Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky in the original, will reprise his role in the sequel. The actor recently battled throat cancer, which he revealed during his December 2017 interview with The Hollywood Reporter

The movie became a huge hit, grossing over $356 million, with a budget of only $15 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Top Gun was the highest grossing film of 1986.

Top Gun was Tom’s eighth feature film in his now-hugely successful career.

Since then, the worldwide star and household name has starred in a number of hits including the Mission: Impossible franchise, War Of The Worlds, Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire and Days Of Thunder.

Star: The original Top Gun was released to theaters on May 16, 1986; pictured in the 1986 film
Hit maker: The movie became a huge hit, grossing over $356 million, with a budget of only $15 million, according to Box Office Mojo
Need for speed: The film, directed by Tony Scott, was produced by Jerry and Don Simpson; Tom pictured in a 1986 promotional picture
Surprise! Filming for the sequel kicked off on May 31, 2018 in San Diego, California; Tom revealed the news on his Instagram

SOURCE: DailyMail, by SARAH SOTOODEH