LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Tom Cruise is back on the flight line for a sequel to the 1986 film “Top Gun.”

The actor on Thursday tweeted a photo of himself as Navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in a flight suit, looking at a fighter jet. The photo includes the phrase “feel the need.” In the original movie, Cruise’s character talks about how he feels the need for speed.

READ MORE: 14 Cattle Killed After Big Rig Crashes Into Motorcycle Abandoned On Highway 395 In Hesperia

Cruise writes #Day 1 of production of “Top Gun: Maverick.”

The movie is scheduled for release in July 2019.

READ MORE: Trevor Noah Returns As Host Of The 2021 Grammy Awards

Cruise also posted the teaser image to his Instagram account.

The news of production starting in the US on “Top Gun: Maverick” was first reported in Variety.

MORE NEWS: 'A Beautiful Soul': Messages Of Shock At Murder Of Jacqueline Avant Pour In From Bill Clinton, Tyler Perry, Magic Johnson

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)