Tom Cruise returns to 'Top Gun' franchise after 36 years, hopes fans enjoy the ride

Maverick' is out for the audience, actor Tom Cruise shared his excitement

about reprising the role of Lt.

Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell after 36 years.

"36 years after the first film, #TopGun:

Maverick is finally here. We made it for the big screen.

And we made it for you, the fans.

I hope you enjoy the ride this weekend," he tweeted.

The film is a sequel to the 1986 hit movie 'Top Gun'.

It was filmed well over two years ago and was one of many major Hollywood