Some minor spoilers, gossip and other fun stuff:
Tom Cruise, 56, 'delays filming of Top Gun sequel so he can learn to fly fighter jets to make stunts as realistic as possible'
Jennifer Connelly, 47, has been on set with Tom, and will play Maverick's love interest, replacing Kelly McGillis who played Charlie in the original.
Val Kilmer, who played Lt. Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky in the original, will also reprise his role in the sequel while Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris are joining the cast for the second installment.
Deadline reports that Cruise's character Maverick will be a Top Gun flight instructor in the sequel; he serves as a mentor to Goose's son.
ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER 11/08 **#14**
This A+ list mostly movie actor is spinning a yarn about yet another delay to this massive movie undertaking. The thing is, there is something physically wrong with him and he is undergoing treatment.