Top Gun: MaverickThe release date for streaming reportedly depends on Tom Cruise’s decision, according to Hollywood insider Matthew Belloni. Set 36 years after the events of Tony Scott’s classic 1986 film Top Gun, the long-awaited heir apparent finds Navy pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell returning to the Top Gun program to train a new generation of fighter pilots. Among them is Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, son of Maverick’s late RIO and best friend Goose, who forces him to confront his past.
Tom Cruise returns to lead Maverick cast as titular test pilot alongside his Top Gun co-star Val Kilmer, who repeats the role of Iceman for a short but meaningful cameo. The rest of the ensemble crew consists entirely of newcomers to the franchise, including Miles Teller as Rooster, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris and Monica Barbaro. Oblivion mate Joseph Kosinski reunites with Cruise on Top Gun follow up, direct a script as Impossible missionChristopher McQuarrie had a hand in making. Since its release in theaters on May 27, Top Gun: Maverick has been showered with praise for its amazing air sequences and surprisingly heartfelt story. In the meantime, it has exceeded expectations at the box office, breaking a number of records on its way to becoming this year’s most lucrative film.
On his podcast The Town with Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood insider shared an update on Top Gun: Maverickits release date for streaming. Belloni revealed that the decision to release Top Gun follow-up on streaming does not depend on Paramount, but on Cruise, which seems to have full control. Read what Belloni shared below:
The last thing I saw with Paramount was that the window is 120 days old, but Paramount would like to go back to Tom Cruise and negotiate a shorter window to capture some of the home video revenue, whether it’s on premium video on demand, or whether it’s on their streaming service Paramount +, not yet determined. I know Paramount would love to have this movie on a streaming service soon. But if it continues to play in cinemas as it plays, there is really no incentive for Tom Cruise to agree to it, other than money, and he has great faith in the theatrical ecosystem and he has control over this film in the deal. sin.
If Belloni’s reporting is correct, Top Gun: Maverick will likely remain in theaters exclusively for 120 days, a large window even by pre-pandemic standards. For most of 2021 and 2022, Paramount has stuck to a 45-day theater window for releases such as A quiet place part II, Jackass forever, Sonic the Hedgehog 2and Yell. Considering that Cruise receives the first dollar gross and has enormous control over its projects as a producer, it is easy for the movie star to keep Top Gun: Maverick at the cinema for as long as he can.
This is not good news for those who want to see Top Gun: Maverick hit streaming sooner rather than later, but a very welcome update for those who appreciate the theater experience, as Cruise does. He and his co-stars went through an exhausting flight training program to make the film as practical and realistic as possible, and to avoid CGI and greenscreens at all costs. Top Gun: Maverick is a film tailored for the theater experience, so it should reap the rewards as long as it can.
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Source: The Town with Matthew Belloni
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