Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are reuniting for Top Gun 2 as Kilmer fights back from a cancer battle.
Cruise gave an update on his friend and costar while promoting Mission: Impossible — Fallout in Paris, where he said it was “special” getting to work with Kilmer again. “He’s doing really well,” Cruise told Extra.
The sequel comes 22 years after the original became a hit and cemented Cruise’s place as an A-Lister. But Kilmer’s comeback role in the film comes after what has been a mysterious Hollywood hiatus for the actor. After years of rumored health problems, he finally came clean about his battle with throat cancer during a December 2017 interview with the The Hollywood Reporter.