Tom Cruise Visits Fallon During 'Top Gun 2' Preps

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FALLON, Nev. -- Actor Tom Cruise was in Fallon on Friday during preparations for the up-coming sequel to the 1986 blockbuster movie 'Top Gun.'

People in Fallon say Cruise took the time to talk with them during his tour of Fallon and the nearby Naval Air Station Fallon (NAS).

NAS officials confirm the visit is part of prep work for the 'Top Gun' sequel. However, there is no word on whether any shooting will even take place in Nevada.

The entertainment website reports rumors that Cruise will reprise his role as 'Maverick.' No word yet on which, if any, of the actors from the originial movie, which included Kelly McGillis, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins and Michael Ironside, will join Cruise in the cast. IMDb says Tony Scott is returning to direct the sequel, and Jerry Bruckheimer is again involved as a producer.