When will 'Top Gun: Maverick' release on Paramount+? Tom Cruise-starrer might be delayed
Paramount might think of delaying the release date of 'Top Gun: Maverick' for its streaming service, if the movie does well at the box office
Thirty-six years after the original ‘Top Gun’ movie was released in theatres, Tom Cruise is set to take viewers on a thrilling journey with the much-awaited sequel of the 1986 movie, titled ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. The original movie received mixed reviews at the time of its reviews but was a huge financial success grossing more than $350 million at the box office.
Cruise never jumped the gun and came out with a sequel just because it raked in a lot of money. He waited for the perfect script and we are finally getting a new ‘Top Gun’ movie.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the movie primarily focuses on Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) and how he has dodged an advancement in rank after thirty-six years in service. However, things change when he is given the responsibility to train a group of ‘Top Gun’ graduates, which also includes the son of Maverick’s late best friend Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards). With the movie about to be released in theatres, the next question is when the film releases on Paramount Plus.
Let’s look at if a release date has been set for the streaming service or not.
When does ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ release on Paramount+?
Even before the movie was released, there were bidding wars between multiple streaming platforms, including Netflix and Apple TV+. However, Jerry Bruckheimer, the film’s producer, made it clear that the movie will be released in theatres because viewers need to see it on the biggest screen possible.
However, reports suggest that the movie might be making its way to Paramount+ 45 days after theatrical release. With the film releasing on May 27 in cinemas, the movie will be available for streaming roughly around July 9. Going by the record, Paramount’s last two movies ‘The Lost City’ and ‘Jackass Forever’ were available on the aforementioned streaming platform exactly 45 days after hitting theatres. But the new ‘Scream’ movie took more than 50 days to land on Paramount+. As of now, there is no official date for the movie to release on any streaming service and Paramount might not announce the release date anytime soon.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is Paramount’s biggest release this year and has a production budget of around $152 million. With so many glowing reviews already out, the production giant would fancy their chances of having a successful run at the box office as well because such mega-budget blockbusters rely on box success. Also, if the movie does well financially, then Paramount would surely think of pushing forward the release date for Paramount+.
The movie also stars Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Monica Barbaro, and Danny Ramirez in pivotal roles.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is slated to hit theatres on Friday, May 27.