Tom Cruise heading back to the danger zone with Top Gun sequel

Tom Cruise has revealed that a sequel of one of his best-known films is on the cards – but that he doesn’t want Top Gun 2 to look like a videogame.

Tom Cruise poses for photographers as he arrives for the UK premiere of Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation, at the BFI IMax in central London. AP
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As Tom Cruise promoted his latest ­Mission Impossible movie, Rogue Nation, he revealed that a sequel of another of his best-known films is still on the cards – but that he doesn't want Top Gun 2 to look like a videogame.

Asked whether he would return as Maverick, the cocky fighter pilot from the 1986 movie that made him a star, he told US TV entertainment news show Extra: "If I can figure it out, if all of us can figure it out, it'd be fun to do. I'd like to fly those jets again but we got to do all the jets practical, no CGI ­[computer-generated imagery] on the jets ... If we can figure all that out, and the Department of Defense will allow us to do it, that would be fun."

Meanwhile, rumours have been growing that Cruise is planning to marry for a fourth time. The 53-year-old is said to have found love with his 22-year-old British assistant Emily Thomas, whom he reportedly met on the set of Rogue Nation. A source told Star magazine: "Tom has fallen head over heels for Emily and she feels the same way. There's even buzz in his inner circle that he might propose." Cruise split from third wife, Katie Holmes, in 2012. He was previously married to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman.