PHILADELPHIA (CW PHILLY) — Get excited, “Top Gun” fans! Tom Cruise shared a photo of himself in a familiar flight suit with the equally familiar words “feel the need” written across the picture on Thursday. The photo was accompanied by the caption “#Day1.”

Two weeks after “Top Gun Day,” Cruise’s photo has created a stir among fans. This confirms that filming of the sequel titled “Top Gun: Maverick” has begun.

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Not much of the sequel’s plot is known, but according to an interview with director Joe Kosinski with Coming Soon in late 2017, he said the story will be a little different from the original.

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“I certainly want to recreate the experience of that movie, which gives you a front-seat into the world of Naval aviation and what it’s like to be in a fighter jet,” he told Coming Soon. “The approach is going to be appropriate for the times we live in.”

Fans have been anxious for a while now, especially since producer Jerry Bruckheimer also tweeted a photo of himself with Cruise in early 2016 with the caption, “Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2.”

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“Top Gun: Maverick” is set to release July 2019.