In the long list of movies that are delaying their release this year. Top Gun’s highly anticipated sequel is one of them. Top Gun: Maverick has already faced years of delay to come on screen, 30+ years after the first one. However, it is facing the same threat again, but this time due to the coronavirus.
Plot Of The Movie
Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is now an instructor in the same school he was a student in the first movie. He is training new aviator candidates, one of whom is Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), Goose’s son.
The Navy, which was not at war at the point in the first movie, has now been at war for 20 years after the first movie. As far as the plot is concerned, director Konsinki says that they can’t remake the first movie, but only adapt to it. Therefore, one can suspect that US and Russian relations are getting sketchy in the film.
Top Gun: Maverick: History Of Delays
Top Gun: Maverick has already faced a year-long delay. The production of the movie started all the way back in 2018. Tom Cruise also confirms the same through his Instagram post from 2018. The film was set to release in 2019 in July.
— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) May 31, 2018
However, due to production issues, the movie got postponed for a whole year. Therefore, the new release date came to be around June 2020. However, the extra time did give the creators a chance to fine-tune their work.
Top Gun: Maverick: Arriving Sooner? The Corona Threat
A recent statement by Paramount Pictures says that the release date of the movie is changing again. However, this time, it is releasing two days earlier than usual. Therefore, the new date is June 24, 2020, rather than June 26, 2020. However, the happiness of the fans from the news was shortlived because another problem arrived.
The problem is none other than the coronavirus. Now a pandemic, the coronavirus, is responsible for the death of more than 7000 people. The health risks are also hitting Hollywood hard. Release dates are pushing back and it seems that Top Gun: Maverick will do the same.
The date as of now is June 26, 2020, again. However, looking at how Hollywood is delaying other films. It is probably in the best interest of the producers to postpone the release. This will ensure that people do not miss out on the movie, and it does not face too many losses.