SAN DIEGO — San Diego has been waiting for signs or sightings of Tom Cruise’s return to the city after a short appearance at Naval Air Station North Island in May that marked the beginning of the filming of the sequel to “Top Gun.”
Well we have breaking news, folks. A spokesperson for San Diego’s film office has confirmed that there will indeed be filming done locally starting in late September and going into October, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. It will last for about a month.
“Top Gun: Maverick” has been in discussions for years, but it wasn’t until Cruise’s surprise appearance, confirmed in a photo Cruise shared on social media himself with Maverick’s helmet in hand, that the follow-up to the 1986 classic began to seem real.