Val Kilmer Returning For 'Top Gun 2' as Iceman

70-year-old Kenny Loggins will reimagine Danger Zone with a new artist for the Top Gun 2 soundtrack

"#Day1", he captioned the shot, which read "Feel the need", referencing one of Top Gun's most famous lines.

Val Kilmer is heading back to the skies - or at least to the role that brought him there.

Less than a week after Tom Cruise confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun, Top Gun 2 had begun filming, the new production has added another cast member.

Val Kilmer will reprise his role as a Navy fighter pilot in the original Top Gun for the upcoming sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor will be reprising his iconic character of Pete Maverick Mitchell.

Top Gun: Maverick is the working title for the movie, but the Joseph Kosinski-directed flick doesn't actually have an official title as of yet. As a hotshot, dedicated, but at times reckless, Maverick grows and learns the value of teamwork. Tom Cruise is returning as Maverick, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously said that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past. Composer Harold Faltermeyer will also return to score the sequel.

The "Top Gun 2" soundtrack may also feature a familiar name, as Kenny Loggins told TMZ he hopes to remake or revisit "Danger Zone", possibly as a "duet with a young act".

Back in 2015, Kilmer had announced on Facebook that he was attached to the project, saying that "N$3 ot often you get to say "yes" without reading the script".

Paramount will release Top Gun: Maverick on July 12, 2019.

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