http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40029793 The Ultimate Cheeseball is back - but it's ok because it's Top Gun. Tom Cruise has confirmed that the Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening". The actor was asked by Australian morning TV show sunrise if there was any truth to the rumours about a sequel to the 1986 military action film. "It's true, it's true," he replied. "I'm going to start filming it probably in the next year. It's happening." The original film launched Cruise's career and took more than $350m (£270m) globally at the box office. The actor played the cocky pilot Maverick in the movie, one of the top students at a US training camp for elite military fighter pilots. The film also starred Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Tom Skerrit and Kelly McGillis. Tom Cruise has confirmed that the Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening".