News & Opinion | November 17, 2018 5:00 am

Exactly What Is Tom Cruise Flying in “Top Gun: Maverick”?

New pictures from the set of the sequel seem to tell the tale.

Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott. Photos from the set of the upcoming sequel "Top Gun: Maverick" were recently posted to Instagram. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott. Photos from the set of the upcoming sequel "Top Gun: Maverick" were recently posted to Instagram. (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Fans of  Tom Cruise and his zooming 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun” are hotly anticipating the sequel — and to know exactly what the stunt-happy star will be flying into the danger zone in the in-the-works film.

Folks who like to go into a movie completely in the dark about what they’re going to see, proceed at your own caution.

Maxim reports that judging by  new images of Cruise sporting a blacked-out flight suit (the pics originally appeared on The Hollywood Pipeline), the star’s “ride could be a stealthy reconnaissance aircraft.”

Maxim goes on to note that The Aviationist, an outlet that specializes in military- and flight-related subjects, checked out the pictures with a focus on what Cruise’s Maverick is wearing. “The interesting thing is that the flight suit appears to be a high-altitude pressure suit similar to the actual ones worn by high altitude reconnaissance pilots in aircraft like the U-2 and SR-71.

Then again, appearances can be deceiving. We’ll know for sure when the movie flies into multiplexes in 2020.