The new film Top Gun: Maverick will follow the exploits of Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell as he mentors a new generation of US Navy fighter pilots.
The above has yet to be confirmed by Paramount, but The Wrap's probably right on this one: over the past week, Kilmer's been spotted at the same San Diego-area hotel where the Top Gun:Maverick crew's been staying, and was also allegedly seen out on the town with noted gadabout Tom Cruise. The film also starred Kelly McGillis, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins.
Kilmer had teased on Facebook in 2015 that he had been offered the chance to play Iceman in 2015, writing "it's not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script".
Kilmer later clarified that he had prematurely announced his return. I jumped the topgun...
Val Kilmer feels the need, the need for speed again.
The sequel, being directed by Oblivion helmer Joseph Kosinski, will explore Maverick's time in the modern military, as he tries to adjust to the world of drones and modern tech.
As for the plot, little is known aside from these very interesting comments that were made by the CEO of Skydance Productions, David Ellison.
Cruise shared the first photo from the set of the Top Gun sequel last week, posting a pic of himself stepping right back into his old uniform. The highly anticipated followup to the 1986 blockbuster is scheduled to be released July 12, 2019.
With Shortcuts, Siri gets more personal
At its annual WWDC developer conference on Monday , Apple rolled out improvements that it hopes will help Siri close the gap. Apple will encourage users to share photos with their friends by suggesting such opportunities in a new "for you" tab.
AMD reveals its 32-core Threadripper 2 CPU
AMD also announced that its first 7nm parts will be Vega GPUs that will power its Radeon Instinct family of accelerators. AMD has initial samples in its labs, and says that 7nm Epyc will be sampling "very shortly" and will launch in 2019.
33-year-old sister of Dutch queen dies in Argentina
Queen Máxima has cancelled a string of public engagements following news of the death of her youngest sister, at the age of 33. She had also worked for the social development ministry in Buenos Aires province and at a United Nations office in Panama.