When Tom Cruise shared the first picture from the upcoming Top Gun sequel, not everyone was thrilled about Maverick's return to the skies.
The 55-year-old confirmed with an Instagram post that production on the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the 80s fighter pilot classic was underway.
But real-life Mavericks were disappointed to see that the US Navy's new carrier - the F-35C - had been snubbed in favour of the F-18 Super Hornet, which first flew in 1995.
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The supersonic lightning stealth fighter jets - bought by the UK for £100m - will not appear in the sequel
Retired US Marine Corps Lt Col David Berke told Business Insider that he was less than impressed after the £100million aircraft was not chosen despite being hailed as a 'game-changer' this week.
Responding to the choice, he quipped: 'Damn shame. I guess it will be a movie about the past!'
Retired Lt Gen David Deptula branded the film's choice of 'last century's design' a 'missed opportunity'.
Maverick is set to take flight once again - but some aren't happy with his choice of jet this time around
Missed opportunity: The jets hailed as a 'gamechanger' have been snubbed in favour of the 1995 model
Living in the past? The F-18 Super Hornet first flew just nine years after the original Top Gun wowed Hollywood
And it wasn't just the choice of jet critics seized upon. Cruise's post shows him donning a flightsuit and carrying the exact same helmet he wore in the 1986 original along with his iconic aviators.