Tom Cruise tweets as “Top Gun” character ahead of sequel

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) —- Do you feel the need, the need for speed? 

Half of that famous catchphrase from “Top Gun” was tweeted out by actor Tom Cruise, who posted a picture of himself as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell while filming for a sequel is under way. 

The Navy has let Paramount Pictures use one of its bases for shooting the movie, which is titled “Top Gun: Maverick.” 

The original “Top Gun” was released back in 1986. It cemented Cruise as a Hollywood superstar and boosted the careers of Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards. 

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