Top Gun Maverick Release Date Status, Streaming Date, Cast, Plot & Everything We Know So Far
Over a quarter of a century, after it was released, Top Gun is receiving a sequel in Top Gun: Maverick. Will Top Gun: Maverick be able to recapture the magic of the original, joining a long series of sequels that have been delayed?
A teenage Tom Cruise plays up-and-coming Navy fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the 1986 classic Top Gun with Anthony Edwards as his co-pilot Goose. In the end, Maverick’s recklessness backfires, and he loses faith in his abilities after a devastating event. He rescues the day and wins the girl in the end, but the happy ending triumphs.
With Tom Cruise’s star-making performance, unforgettable supporting characters like Goose and Iceman, and awe-inspiring aerial scenes like “Danger Zone” and “Take My Breath Away,” Top Gun has remained a fan favorite to this day. There has been speculation of a follow-up for a long time, and now it appears to be nearing its conclusion (after a few delays along the way).
What can we anticipate from Top Gun: Maverick, the follow-up to the original film? Everything we’ve learned about the sequel is here.
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Top Gun: Maverick Release Date
The current release date for Top Gun: Maverick in North America and Canada is May 27, 2022. In the past, it had been speculated that the film will be accessible for streaming on Paramount+ 45 days following its release in theaters. This is a movie that has to be viewed on the big screen, so you’ll have to go to the cinema to find out why Tom Cruise thinks so.
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— Top Gun (@TopGunMovie) May 3, 2022
The film’s current release date is more than three years behind its original target date. To begin with, the release date of Top Gun: Maverick was supposed to be July 12, 2019, however, it was pushed back to June 26, 2020, and finally to today’s date after yet another round of delays. CinemaCon 2022 was the first opportunity for moviegoers to see the film before it hits theaters.
Top Gun: Maverick Plot
Top Gun: Maverick picks up decades after the events of the first film and examines the present-day life of our hero. To prepare the next generation of Navy pilots, Maverick is now serving as an instructor. He has a new love interest, yet he has stayed essentially the same person he was before.
Even more difficult for Maverick is the duty of training an elite group of graduates for a very dangerous operation. Training includes the son of Maverick’s late friend Goose, Rooster. While Maverick is haunted by memories of the past, he must make difficult decisions that lead him to a dangerous mission that might cost him his life.
The official summary for the film is as follows:
“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.”
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More About Top Gun: Maverick
On May 30, 2018, in San Diego, California, the first day of pre-production for Top Gun: Maverick was set. In late August of the same year, a 15-person film crew from Paramount and Bruckheimer Films was on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in Norfolk to film flight deck operations. In February 2019, Cruise and the production crew were seen on the USS Theodore Roosevelt at NAS North Island. Until March 2019, the movie was also shot at NAS Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington.
In an interview on June 19, 2019, Miles Teller said that he had finished filming his scenes two days before. The main filming was supposed to keep going until April 15, 2019, in places like San Diego, Seattle, and Lake Tahoe.
Tom Cruise did quite a few of his own stunts, which is pretty typical for him these days. In fact, according to reports, Cruise, who is a licensed pilot, wanted to fly the Boeing F-18 fighter jet. In the end, the Navy said no, but he did fly some helicopters and a P-51 fighter plane with propellers for the movie.
Who Is in the Top Gun: Maverick Cast?
Top Gun: Maverick has a great cast, with Tom Cruise as the lead. Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer, Monica Barbaro, Charles Parnell, Danny Ramirez, Manny Jacinto, Bashir Salahuddin, Jay Ellis, Jake Picking, Raymond Lee, Liliana Wray, Jean Louise Kelly, Greg Davis, and Bob Stephenson are also in the movie, along with Tom Cruise.
When will it be released on streaming?
The movie Top Gun: Maverick will be available to stream on Paramount+ 45 days after it comes out in theaters. This means that it will be available online on July 11, 2022.
It has been confirmed that Paramount+ will be available in the UK on June 22, 2022. It is not yet available there.
Last August, Sky announced that it would be working with ViacomCBS, which is now called Paramount, to offer Paramount+ for free to subscribers to Sky Cinema and Sky Q.
People who don’t have a Sky Cinema subscription will still be able to use Paramount+ through the Paramount Plus app for iOS and Android, as well as on supported connected TV devices and platforms.
Paramount+ will cost £6.99 a month or £69.90 a year, and there will be a seven-day free trial. Sky Cinema customers will have free access to Paramount+.
When it first came out in the US in March of last year, there were two different prices. For $4.99 (£3.68) per month, viewers could choose a plan that included commercial breaks.
If viewers chose the $9.99 premium plan, they could get a version that didn’t have ads (7.37 per month).
At the moment, it doesn’t look like Paramount+ in the UK will be set up the same way.