'Top Gun' movie sequel moved to December as coronavirus hits home

Lula Sharp
April 3, 2020

Cruise took to Twitter to share the new release date of the film, which is the sequel to his 1986 classic hit.

If there's anything the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it's that everything is up in the air until the moviegoing public feels safe enough to enjoy a night out at the movies.

'Top Gun: Maverick, ' starring Tom Cruise, was originally scheduled to open in movie theaters worldwide on 24 June more than 30 years after the original movie launched his career as a global action star.

"I know many of you have waited 34 years".

Fans will have to wait a little longer to catch Tom Cruise in action in his upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick.

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According to reports, the Tom Cruise starrer would now be released on December 23 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Most of the big movies that make up the lucrative summer season in North America have been postponed.

When the upcoming Fast & Furious sequel "F9" was bumped nearly a full year to April 2021, there was considerable worry that "Top Gun: Maverick" would face a similar delay if the studio decided that a June release was no longer feasible. Last year, summer ticket sales accounted for $4.3 billion in USA and Canadian theaters.

A Quiet Place Part II, which was delayed but not initially given a release date, has since been set for September 4.

Recent postponements include "Wonder Woman 1984", "F9" and "Ghostbusters: Afterlife". The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run will aim for 31 July instead of 22 May. And the sci-fi war film The Tomorrow War, with Chris Pratt, is now unscheduled instead of releasing on Christmas.

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