Jerry Bruckheimer has teased a "terrific" follow-up to 'Top Gun: Maverick'.

Jerry Bruckheimer has given a promising update about the third Top Gun film

Jerry Bruckheimer has given a promising update about the third Top Gun film

The 80-year-old producer has revealed that a story has been written for the third movie in the beloved action franchise and says it is now a case of getting Tom Cruise and the other cast members back for the picture.

Jerry told The Hollywood Reporter: "I think we have a terrific story. It's just (a question of) how do we get everybody together and how do we get it done.

"Tom's very busy. He's got a lot of movies lined up, and he's a very in-demand actor. So we'll have to get a good screenplay, and hopefully, he'll like it as much as we will."

Reports about 'Top Gun 3' being in the works emerged earlier this year and star Glen Powell – who played Jake 'Hangman' Seresin in 'Top Gun: Maverick' – seemingly confirmed the news by declaring that there was some "fun stuff" happening regarding the flick.

Speaking to Variety, he said of the rumour: "People looked at me like I knew what was going on.

"There is going to be some fun stuff being announced soon…but it was confidential to me. I talk to [Joseph] Kosinski, Cruise and Jerry [Bruckheimer] all the time. There is stuff happening and it sounds very exciting. I don’t know when I’ll be going back…I’m sure there is a jet waiting for me sometime in the future."

Bruckheimer has also produced the new movie 'Young Woman and the Sea', which stars Daisy Ridley as the trailblazing American swimmer Gertrude Ederle, and praised the commitment that the cast and crew had for the project.

He explained: "Daisy got in the water, and she trained with these Olympians for almost four months. So you've got to hand it to her. She filmed in freezing water for 10 to 12 hours a day, for weeks at a time. It was really an ordeal, and she waited to make this movie.

"She loved this character so much, as did Joachim (Ronning, director)."

Bruckheimer added: "A lot of the crew members also waited. When they all read the script, they said, 'I'm not taking any other work till you get this going', and we were lucky that we got it going pretty quick once we got to that phase."