By Jake Greenberg / September 27, 2018

See It: Tom Cruise Back in “Top Gun” Character

Click through the Instagram slideshow to get the nostalgic thrill of seeing Cruise as Maverick.

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)

Maverick has hit the skies once again. New photos posted on Instagram show Tom Cruise in character on the set of Top Gun: Maverick, the long-rumored sequel to the 1986 classic.

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Luke Scott, who is the son of Ridley Scott and the nephew of original Top Gun director Tony Scott, posted a slideshow of gems to Instagram. He allows us a peek at Cruise back in the cockpit, in full uniform. We also get to see Cruise seemingly operating on the jet as a fill-in mechanic.

Joseph Kosinski, who previously collaborated with Cruise on Oblivion, will direct the movie, with Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, and Glen Powell joining the cast for the sequel. Val Kilmer will return as Iceman.

Glimpses like this into Cruise’s return to one of his most iconic roles will hopefully keep arriving in the lead up to Top Gun: Maverick’s June 26, 2020 release.

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