Paramount has moved up the release date for Tom Cruise’s upcoming film, Top Gun: Maverick.
The original Top Gun film is perhaps one of Tom Cruise’s most iconic films. Released in 1986, it was the highest-grossing film of the year and helped cement Tom Cruise as a major star in the 1980s. For years, a sequel to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun was in development. When the film finally began to come together, it was originally slated to be released on July 12th of 2019 before being delayed until March 2nd of 2020 before being delayed one last time to June 26th of 2020. But now, the release date for the film has, for a change, moved up a little.
Earlier today, it was announced that Paramount was moving up the release date of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick from June 26th to June 24th of this year. While this isn’t a huge change, it will none the less give Top Gun: Maverick an extra two days to earn money it what will undoubtedly be a crowded summer. Only time will tell if the extra two days will help Paramount’s new film.
What do you all make of this news? Will you be seeing Top Gun: Maverick a few days early? Should Paramount have even bothered to make a sequel to the Tom Cruise film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick:
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski from a script written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris.
Top Gun: Maverick will be released in theaters on June 24, 2020.