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Maverick is back.

Tom Cruise has shared the first picture from the upcoming Top Gun sequel.

The 55-year-old confirmed with an Instagram post that production on the eagerly anticipate follow-up to the '80s classic was underway.

Feel the need: Tom Cruise has shared the first picture from the upcoming Top Gun sequel

Feel the need: Tom Cruise has shared the first picture from the upcoming Top Gun sequel

The caption simply read: '#Day1' 

In the snap, Cruise dons a flightsuit and carries the exact same helmet he wore in the 1986 original.

While his face is turned away from the camera, fans can see he is also wearing his iconic aviators too.

In the distance he's staring at a fighter jet, although it is a machine '80s kids will be unfamiliar with.

Day 1: The 55-year-old confirmed with an Instagram post that production on the eagerly anticipate follow-up to the '80s classic was underway

Day 1: The 55-year-old confirmed with an Instagram post that production on the eagerly

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