Tom Cruise posted on Twitter yesterday a teaser image for the upcoming sequel to Top Gun in celebration of the film entering into production. "#Day 1," Cruise captioned an image of himself in full pilot gear as he looks on at his F-14A Tomcat. The phrase "Feel the need," is also present on the photo, a reference to a famous line from the original 1986 film, "I feel the need...the need for speed." The Top Gun sequel, officially titled Top Gun: Maverick in reference to Cruise's character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, will be directed by Joseph Kosinski with Jerry Bruckheimer returning to produce along with German composer Harold Faltermeyer who created the score for the original film. Top Gun: Maverick, set for release on July 12, 2019, will follow Maverick in the present day as he deals with the rise of drone technology that is making his style of jet fighter flying obsolete.