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Top Gun sequel production is underway, and Maverick feels the need for… an F/A-18 Super Hornet!

Curiously the fighter aircraft shown in the of the photo of new promo is an F/A-18F Super Hornet and not the F-35C Lightning II that many predicted would star in the film

A new promo of “Top Gun: Maverick”, the sequel of the legendary Top Gun movie which has been 31 years in the making and follows the blockbuster 1986 original that drew more than $350 million at the box office, has been revealed.

According Navy Times in fact Tom Cruise teased the start of filming on the long-awaited Top Gun sequel on Thursday with a tweet featuring an image of an older Capt. Pete Mitchell standing in a flight suit with his famous HGU-33 helmet (that wore to fly his F-14A Tomcat) in hand.

Curiously the fighter aircraft shown in the of the photo of new promo is an F/A-18F Super Hornet and not the F-35C Lightning II that many predicted would star in the film.

The new movie is slated for release in July of next year. The plot is set to revolve around Maverick as he trains a new generation of pilots while adapting to the modern U.S. Navy.

This print is available in multiple sizes from AircraftProfilePrints.com – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. F/A-18F Super Hornet VFA-102 Diamondbacks, NF102 / 165882. CVW-5, USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 – 50th Anniversary, 2005

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Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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