Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has brought Top Gun again after decades, in 2022. Top Gun: Maverick AKA Top Gun 2 is directed by Joseph Kosinski and is distributed by Paramount Pictures. The draft was finished and the movie was set to be produced. But in 2012, Director Tony Scott, unfortunately, died of suicide. The grievance led the production to postpone further to 2017. Kosinski was then hired and he drafted a new screenplay for the sequel. The Principal Photography of the film ended in 2019 and so the release of the film was expected to be in the same year itself. However, due to some further unsettling schedules and the sudden wave of the deadly Covid-19 virus, the film was forced to delay further.

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Tom Cruise in Top Gun 1986

Top Gun: Maverick hits the Theatres

Top Gun: Maverick was released on May 27, 2022, with a bang in the United States; against a budget of $170 Million. The film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18. Something to be taken note of is, that the film earned a five-minute long-standing ovation from the audience. Tom Cruise was praised and awarded an Honorary Palme d’Or award on short notice. The film was desperately being asked for distribution rights by digital streaming services like Netflix and HBO Max. However, the production denied giving so, saying that ‘The film was always meant for the Big Screen’.

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Tom Cruise at Cannes Film Festival

Top Gun: Maverick- A Pure Cinema

Eammon Jacobs had taken down to Twitter to tweet ” Top Gun: Maverick is a pure cinema“. The film checked a $150 Million on Memorial Day at the Box Office. This suggests that fans were eager to their actors in these roles and are overwhelmed. The audience is of the opinion that the movie gives out the same energy as it did in 1986. The huge hit has made Tom Cruise one of the biggest career openers in the industry.

Cruise before the release of the film tweeted ” 36 years after the first film, #TopGun: Maverick is finally here. We made it for the big screen. And we made it for you, the fans. I hope you enjoy the ride this weekend.”

Top Gun: Maverick is now out in the Cinemas

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