Top Gun: Maverick Release Date Delayed to November 19, 2021. Paramount Pictures has again changed the release date of the highly-anticipated aviation sequel Top Gun: Maverick. Originally set to debut in 2019 the Tom Cruise-led film will now hit the theaters in November.
Released in theaters in 1986, Top Gun told the story of an elite U.S. Navy flight school and the highly competitive pilots who train there. The film was heavily praised for its high-budget flight sequences, which were groundbreaking at the time.
The sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, has been highly anticipated since its announcement, especially because both Cruise and Kilmer were confirmed to reprise their roles.
Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick (once again played by Tom Cruise) 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.
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We got our first, official trailer for the movie in July 2019, and a second trailer arrived in mid-December. With Maverick currently scheduled to hit theaters in June 2020.
Tom Cruise returns as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, somehow still active as a Navy aviator 34 years after the release of “Top Gun.”
He’s got a gig as an instructor at Miramar and aims to impart his wisdom to a new generation played by Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Lewis Pullman, Greg Tarzan Davis, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro.
Joseph Kosinski (who directed Cruise in “Oblivion”) is behind the camera, and the star brought in his “Mission: Impossible” writer/director Christopher McQuarrie to work on the script.
Unfortunately for Top Gun fans, the wait for Maverick’s release is going to be a bit longer.