It is being directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also directed the Tron sequel in 2010.
He told Collider in 2015, when the film was first announced, that it would be looking at modern-day warfare and how different the military world is now, compared with when the first film came out.
“This world has not been explored,” he said. “It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology, and fifth generation fighters are […] what the United States Navy is calling the last man-made fighter that we’re actually going to produce.
“So it’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting”