23rd Annual Simply Shakespeare Benefit Reading Of 'The Two Gentlemen Of Verona'Val Kilmer feels the need, the need for speed again. The actor is reprising his infamous role as Iceman in "Top Gun: Maverick."

Tom Cruise is already on board for the sequel to the 1986 classic that made him a star. In the original, Kilmer's Tom "Iceman" Kazansky and Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell were rivals (with Iceman telling Maverick "I don't like you because you're dangerous") but eventually begrudgingly earned each other's respect.

The sequel continues to follow fighter pilots in the academy, but in a world where drones are making the old style of flying obsolete. Rumors point to Maverick now in a teaching role (so, basically, the student has become the master).

Production recently began on "Top Gun 2," with Cruise marking the occasion on Twitter:

"Top Gun: Maverick" is slated for release July 12, 2019.