Val Kilmer's iconic character Iceman will return in Top Gun 2

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The actor is reprising his infamous role as Iceman in "Top Gun: Maverick".

The love/hate relationship between Maverick and Iceman will continue in Top Gun 2.

Top Gun followed Maverick and Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards) as they are given a chance to train at the Navy's Fighter Weapons School (aka Top Gun) at the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar in San Diego.

Joseph Kosinski, who directed Cruise in the 2013 sci-fi Oblivion, has since taken over the project with a script from Eric Singer (American Hustle), Justin Marks (The Jungle Book), and Peter Craig (both parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay). Production on the long-in-the-works follow-up began last week, and Tom Cruise is back again in the lead role.

The film was later parodied in the 1991 spoof Hot Shots! with Charlie Sheen and Cary Elwes as his rival. The sequel, which is being produced by leading man Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer, is expected to reach movie theatres next summer.

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The "Top Gun 2" soundtrack may also feature a familiar name, as Kenny Loggins told TMZ he hopes to remake or revisit "Danger Zone", possibly as a "duet with a young act".

"I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script...", he posted, before telling excited fans to chill out. There's no word if other cast members from the 1986 film will join the sequel.

Are you looking forward to Top Gun: Maverick?

In 1986, Top Gun hit theaters and brought forth a collection of what would be some of the biggest stars in all of Hollywood.

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