Top Gun: Maverick Release Pushed Back

Top Gun: Maverick

by James White |
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Back in February (boy, that feels like years ago, doesn't it?) when word arrived that the early stages of the Coronavirus breakout in Italy had halted plans to shootMission: Impossible 7, we wondered if the virus knew what it was doing throwing a spanner into Tom Cruise's plans. Well, the little nightmare is at it again, as Top Gun: Maverick will no longer land in summer as planned.

Paramount has decided to delay the film's release in the States from 24 June, and it will now fly into the danger zone across the pond from 23 December. The UK date had been set for 17 July, so we'll have to wait and see what impact that has for us – this could mean we wait until 2021 to see the sequel.

Maverick sees Cruise's Pete “Maverick” Mitchell sticking 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...

The trailer is below in case you're feeling masochistic and want to watch a tease for something that will take even longer to reach us. The chances of a blockbuster summer are rapidly vanishing.

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