Top Gun: Maverick’s release date gets pushed back to the final month of the year.
The sequel to Tom Cruise’s 1986 classic, 'Top Gun,' is the latest Hollywood movie to get the release date postponed. While the theatres remain closed for the foreseeable future, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, Top Gun: Maverick got pushed back to 23rd December 2020 from the initial date of 24th June.
Previously, Paramount also postponed the release of Emily Blunt starrer A Quiet Place Part II to 4th September 2020. Likewise, the adventure film 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' got pushed back to 31st July 2020 from 22nd May. In addition, the sci-fi movie ‘The Tomorrow War’ does not have a new date from the initial schedule of 25th December 2020.
The whole host of movies are getting postponed in recent times during this coronavirus outbreak. These include Warner Bros.’ potential blockbuster 'Wonder Woman 1984' starring Gal Gadot that is now hitting theatres on 14th August 2020 while it was originally due to arrive on 5th June. Moreover, the ninth edition of Fast & Furious series ‘F9’ is moved back a year and is now set for a 2021 release.
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Meanwhile, the upcoming action drama film Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is scheduled to release on 23rd December 2020 by Paramount Pictures.
The story is set thirty years after the events of the 1986 film 'Top Gun.' One of Navy’s top aviators, Pete 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.”
Besides Tom Cruise, the rest of the main cast includes Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer.
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The new delay is not the first time the movie got pushed back. Previously, it was scheduled to hit theatres on 12th July 2019 before getting postponed.