Tom Cruise and his ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ are headed to Cannes

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Paramount and Skydance collaborated to work on a sequel to Tom Cruise’s most iconic movie – ‘Top Gun’. The sequel titled ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ has Tom Cruise back in the lead and is set to release in theaters in the US for the Memorial Day weekend in May.

However, it looks like before its theatrical release, Tom Cruise will be taking his ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ on a flight to Cannes as the movie is all set to be a part of the prestigious and much awaited film festival in the world.

This year the Cannes Film Festival will happen from May 17 to May 28. Cannes has always been considered the best platform for studios to showcase their tentople movies. These would be their big budget expected blockbusters that studios promote aggressively to offset the less profits made from their not so popular movies.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is certainly a big ticket for the studios and it will be huge to have Tom Cruise walk the red carpet at Cannes and promote this highly anticipated sequel.

The sequel has been very long in the making. The original movie released way back in 1986 and propelled Tom Cruise’s acting career to great heights. The sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was initially set for release in the summer of 2020 but that got delayed by 2 years because of the pandemic.

Now the makers are excited to showcase the sequel at Cannes following which the movie will be released on May 27, 2022 in theaters across the US.

This movie also marks three decades since a Tom Cruise film was last screened at Cannes. Back in 1992, Cruise’s ‘Far and Away’ directed by Ron Howard was showcased at Cannes. Since then, Tom Cruise hasn’t had a showing of any of his movies at Cannes until now.

However, the Cannes showing of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will not be its world premiere. That has already been scheduled in San Diego, a sentimental connection as this was where the first ‘Top Gun’ movie was set.

In fact, the first trailer for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was launched at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019 and Tom Cruise made the crowd go wild with a surprise appearance.

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