'Top Gun' movie sequel moved to December as coronavirus hits home

Carla Harmon
April 3, 2020

Amid the ongoing COVID 19 crisis, Tom Cruise starrer Top Gun: Maverick and Emily Blunt's A Quiet Place II have been given a new release date. The long-awaited Tom Cruise Skydance sequel "Top Gun: Maverick" is now going to December 23, instead of June 24.

Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates concerning Top Gun: Maverick, and be sure to look through our guide detailing the other movies that have been delayed recently.

Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion, will helm the sequel, with Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer penning the script.

"I know many of you have waited 34 years", Tom Cruise wrote on Twitter.

"Top Gun: Maverick" also stars Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer, who reprises his rule as Maverick's rival Iceman. Last year, summer ticket sales accounted for $4.3 billion in USA and Canadian theaters.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, Morbius and In the Heights have all been delayed or taken off the schedule, along with major spring releases including No Time to Die and Mulan. Work on Universal Pictures' Minions: The Rise of Gru was halted when the French animation studio Illumination had to close its doors. Sing 2 was pushed from July 2021 to December next year.

"Sponge on the Run" will debut on July 31, instead of Memorial Day weekend, May 22. This will push the Chris Pratt sci-fi Skydance movie "The Tomorrow War" to an unset date.

In addition, the studio has announced the horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II - which was previously pushed back from this spring - is now planned for September 4, 2020.

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