Due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic, Paramount Pictures has even sold some of its titles initially scheduled for theaters to major streaming platforms.
“Chicago’s 7” and “A Crime for Two” were acquired by Netflix, while “A Prince in New York 2” and “The Tomorrow War” were purchased by Amazon Prime Video. United States vs. Billie Holiday ‘was sold to the platform owned by Disney Hulu.
However, with “Top Gun: Maverick” the story is different.
Paramount Cast Chairman Chris Aronson revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the studio has no plans to postpone the theatrical release, or even launch the film directly on Paramount +, disproving the rumors.
The studio believes the coronavirus pandemic will end this summer after the vaccination.
Aronson said if the new U.S. government is successful in keeping its promises to distribute the vaccine, he believes enough theaters will be open until July 2 to avoid delays.
“We have no plans to change our Top Gun 2 theatrical release. I think the next two months are critical and we believe the new administration can implement a robust vaccination plan. If the 100 million Biden vaccines in 100 days work, I think we’ll be in good shape, ”he said.
Don’t forget that Netflix and Hulu made generous offers to Paramount Pictures to acquire the film. Details of the negotiations were not disclosed, but the publication said the studio had rejected the proposals, due to “the strength of the film’s box office outlook.”
The sequel is still set to hit theaters on July 9, 2021 in Brazil. In the USA, the premiere takes place a week earlier, on July 2.
“Top Gun: Maverick” cost over $ 150 million to produce.
After more than 30 years in the service of the Navy as one of the greatest fighter pilots, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) remains on active duty, refusing to come up and stop doing what he does. love the most, that is, fly. While forming a group of pilots in training for a special mission that no “Top Gun” in life has ever been on, he meets Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), who has the nickname “Rooster”, the son of Maverick’s late friend, Officer Nick Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards), known as “Goose”.
Faced with an uncertain future and the ghosts of his past, Maverick confronts his deepest fears on a mission that demands extreme sacrifice on the part of those chosen to carry it out.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski and screenplay by Christoipher McQuarrie and Peter Craig, the film stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Monica Barbaro, Thomas McKenzie, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin , Danny Ramirez, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris.
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