It looks like the wheels are finally up on "Top Gun 2." The looooong-awaited sequel to Tom Cruise's 1986 movie got itself a solid script last year, and now there's photographic proof of progress.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer just posted this photo with Cruise, and Cruise -- who rarely tweets anything -- retweeted the shot:



Someone needs to find the Fountain of Youth that Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves have hidden somewhere, 'cause 53-year-old Tommy does not look much older than he did in the '80s.

Over the summer, Skydance CEO David Ellison talked to Collider about "Top Gun 2," saying "Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick."

Shortly after that, while in London for the premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," Cruise addressed the "Top Gun 2" talk with Reuters, saying, "It would be fun. I would like to get back into those jets." However, he said, "It would have to be practical. I don't want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one."

So he still wants to do his own stunts, and that may have been part of the weekend conversation between the producer and the star. If they are not only talking about the movie, but sharing a photo from the discussion, that is a solid hint that this puppy will actually fly sometime soon -- like, within the next 30 years.

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