Deadline, reports that Paramount Pictures has changed the release date for director Joseph Kosinski’s highly-anticipated aviation sequel Top Gun: Maverick. Originally set to debut on June 26, the Tom Cruise-led film will now hit the theaters on Wednesday, June 24. Assuming the date change spawned from the film previously scheduled to go up against Warner Bros. Pictures’ In the Heights, but now Top Gun: Maverick will no longer have any competition on its new release date.
The follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit, Top Gun: Maverick will follow Maverick (once again played by Tom Cruise) set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing. The film also stars Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris.
Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion, will helm the sequel, with Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer penning the script.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously outlined that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past.
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