Maverick lands in San Diego: Tom Cruise spotted on set of 'Top Gun' sequel

Posted at 12:28 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 20:45:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Maverick has landed in San Diego!

Eagle-eyed fans caught glimpses of actor Tom Cruise in Coronado Monday, on the set of the upcoming "Top Gun" sequel, "Top Gun: Maverick." 

The 56-year-old actor was spotted on a motorcycle (again) near the entrance of Naval Base Coronado by media and residents. But it's not a total surprise, as many were alerted to the possibility of filming last week, when the city posted "no parking" signs outside the base.


The city confirmed then that the signs were posted in association with a recently issued filming permit.

Alas, the rumors became fact and fans were able to witness the return of "Maverick" to San Diego.

It's unclear if Miles Teller, has been cast as the son of "Goose," Val Kilmer, or other stars slated for the film were in town as well.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is due in theaters June 26, 2020. The film is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also directed Cruise in the 2013 sci-fi flick "Oblivion."

San Diegans are known to hold a special kinship with "Top Gun," as many scenes from the 1986 hit were filmed around town.

Check out all the filming locations the original "Top Gun" used in San Diego: