Bad news for all fans who are longingly waiting for the “Top Gun” continuation with Tom Cruise. The action film is not expected to be released until 2022.
The corona pandemic continues to stir up the cinema world. The action film “Top Gun: Maverick” with Hollywood star Tom Cruise was due to start in cinemas as early as 2020, but there were several postponements, the last one being planned for mid-November.
Now the fans have to be patient even longer. The new edition of the blockbuster “Top Gun” from 1986 is not due to start in the USA until May 2022, as the Paramount studio announced. Cruise plays the role of the former fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who now works as a flight instructor.
The later “Top Gun” start in May also has consequences for the “Mission: Impossible” series with Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt. The theatrical release of the seventh part, which was actually planned for May 2022, was postponed to September next year. Otherwise, both films would have rivaled each other. Paramount is also postponing the comedy “Jackass Forever” from this October to February 2022.
Due to the corona pandemic, Hollywood studios fear a lower cinema occupancy and thus a loss of films, which usually attract a large audience.