But could the 57-year-old "Top Gun" star find a role in the sequel?
The actor said filming will likely begin within the next year.
Cruise shared the tidbit this week on Sunrise in Australia, where the cast of The Mummy have kicked off their global tour.
It was the top grossing film stateside in 1986, raking in $356.8 million globally.
The studly cast, catchy pop soundtrack - Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" won an Academy Award for best original song - and high-powered aerial sequences both entertained moviegoers and fueled interest in the military.
Though Yonay's spirit will be missed, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who first adapted the original story from his fellow tribesman, will carry the Jewish torch on set in the next installation of the testosterone-heavy epic. In January 2016, Bruckheimer also met Tom Cruise in New Orleans to discuss the film.
Tron Legacy Director Joseph Kosinski is the current frontrunner to direct the sequel taking over from the late Tony Scott. Kosinski and Cruise worked together previously on Oblivion.
Tom Cruise is getting ready to head back to the Danger Zone - and he's bringing an old friend along for the ride.
"Still got it!" the actor posted alongside a photo of himself wearing a t-shirt featuring his character Iceman.
Cruise starred as LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the original "Top Gun", alongside Kelly McGillis as Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood, Val Kilmer as LT Tom "Iceman" Kazanski.
Iran and the world powers - the US, Britain, Russia, Germany, china and France - reached a nuclear deal in Vienna in July 2015. It covers plans for Aseman to buy 30 aircraft with options for a further 30, it added.
Montana's secretary of state's office says 37 percent of registered voters had returned absentee ballots as of Wednesday. If you can't handle reporters asking questions, Congress isn't the place for you, because that happens here every day.
That next level for Kyrie resulted in a third quarter for the ages, where he dropped 21 points and only missed one shot. The point guard scored 42 points in Cleveland's 112-99 victory, making 15 of his 22 field goal attempts.
Reportedly, parent company EA Games has moved over a number of Bioware employees to its EA Motive, Montreal studio. Hopefully one day EA and BioWare will be able to revive Mass Effect , and bring it back to its former glory.
The FDI proposals above Rs 5,000 crore would continue to be cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs . FIPB was constituted under the Prime Minister's Office following economic liberalisation in the early 1990s.
Griezmann said: "It has been a attractive year and hopefully I can improve in every year and win trophies with this team. The French attacker continued his push to the exit door at Atletico Madrid by saying he is willing to leave this summer.
The move contradicted President Donald Trump's old criticism of former First Lady Michelle Obama for making a similar decision. The pope had presented Trump with a medallion engraved with an olive tree, the worldwide symbol of peace.
LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan for the top spot on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list on Thursday night. Jordan required 179 games and 7,474 minutes over 15 seasons to score his 5,987 playoff points.
The Europa League became the club's third piece of silverware this season after they claimed the Community Shield and EFL Cup. We played for England, we played for Manchester and we played for them - the people who died.
Trump has said that he thinks Flynn is a "good man" and regrets dismissing him and is apparently "obsessed" with defending him. But the Flynn situation has been different, several officials and advisers said.
Dynamic duo? Agassi and Djokovic prepping for Paris
For the moment Djokovic's brother, Marko, and his spiritual guru, Pepe Imaz, have been helping out in recent weeks. Djokovic, who just turned 30, is the defending champion and seeking his second Roland Garros crown.
Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'
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Derek Jeter, a dream fulfilled
Jeter never won an MVP award, and it can be argued that he was rarely, if ever, the most valuable player on his team. While the New York Yankees reflected on Derek Jeter's past Sunday, The Captain wasn't eager to rush into the future.
Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court
Just hours after the ruling , the Department of Justice announced it would seek a review of the case in the Supreme Court . The Richmond , Va. -based 4th Circuit is the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban unveiled in March.
Siena Poll: Trump Deeply Unpopular in NY
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Assassin's Creed: Origins Image Leaked
The main storyline, on the other hand, follows the original Assassin's guild and we may be playing as an ancestor to Altair . Eurogamer also claims that the game will be a prequel, and will launch later this year for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.