Actors Nicholas Hoult and Miles Teller are reportedly two of the favourites to join Tom Cruise onscreen in the highly-anticipated ‘Top Gun’ sequel. The long-awaited follow-up is thought to be in the early stages of production, with Cruise reprising his role as hotshot pilot Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

Cruise and his fellow producers have been holding screen tests in recent weeks to find the perfect fit for the son of Maverick’s wingman and best pal Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw, the character originally played by Anthony Edwards, who was killed off in the 1986 military drama.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’, which will feature Cruise’s character serving as a mentor for a new generation of young U.S. Navy fighter pilots, is scheduled to open in movie theatres next summer. TITLES