The 55-year-old action star has begun filming Top Gun: Maverick, which is set for release next summer.
Cruise took to his official Twitter account to share a picture of himself as Lt. Peter Mitchell once again.
The film was confirmed last summer and will arrive over 30 years after the original’s release. Top Gun: Maverick sees Cruise reprise his role, but he’s now a flight instructor.
He’s joined this time by director Joseph Kosinski, who helmed Tron Legacy and Cruise’s Oblivion.
The filmmaker told Coming Soon the movie will explore Maverick’s time in the modern military.
He said: “The Navy is very different now than it was in 1986. Back then, they hadn't been in any war for 15 or 20 years at that point.”