Top Gun: Maverick's release date gets pushed back to November

Dan Seddon
·2-min read

Top Gun: Maverick will fly into theatres a few months later than expected.

According to Deadline, this year's sequel featuring Tom Cruise's return as pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell has an updated release slot of November 19 – switching from July.

Cruise's other big movie Mission: Impossible 7 has effectively given up its space on the calendar for Maverick and now debuts on May 27, 2022 instead.

Photo credit: Skydance - Paramount
Photo credit: Skydance - Paramount

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In other news, producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed last year that Cruise made his young co-stars go through a "gruelling" training programme during pre-production on Maverick.

"He put the actors through this gruelling process over three months so they could take the G-forces when we put them in the F/A-18s.

"It was really a tough slog for these young actors because they also had to go through water survival training, where they are blindfolded and put in a water tank that's turned upside down and they have to figure out how to get out."

Photo credit: Scott Garfield - Paramount
Photo credit: Scott Garfield - Paramount

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Bruckheimer added: "And Tom went through all the same stuff! They told me he went through that training just like a 22-year-old would — that's how good he is."

For a guy that's famously always done his own stunts, we expect nothing less.

Top Gun: Maverick will now arrive in cinemas on November 19, 2021.

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