- Top Gun: Maverick received a five-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival
- The makers also planned a special tribute for Tom Cruise during the screening for his contribution to the film series
- Fans in India can watch Top Gun: Maverick on Amazon Prime Video on December 26, 2022
If one has to name some of the popular action-drama films from Hollywood, Top Gun would definitely make it to one’s list. After a long wait, the makers of the Top Gun series announced a sequel, which was released earlier this year, impressing the critics, and audience and also making a mark at the box office.
Top Gun: Maverick – Cast and Crew
Top Gun: Maverick, the film is written jointly by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie and based on Peter Craig and Justin Marks’ story. Joseph Kosinski directed the film, which was presented as a sequel to the 1986 release Top Gun. The film starred reputed actor Tom Cruise in the new avatar of a naval aviator Maverick. Besides Tom, popular names like Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and others were a part of the film.
The cinematography for Top Gun: Maverick was done by Claudio Miranda, and the editing was done by Eddie Hamilton. Eminent artists from the music industry, like Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, among others, have contributed to the film’s music.
Top Gun: Maverick has been produced under Skydance and Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ banner.
Top Gun: Maverick – OTT Release Date
The film was released globally on May 27, 2022, with advance screenings being booked prior to the release. Earlier, the team planned to release Top Gun: Maverick in July 2019. However, it was delayed several times for March 2020, June 2020, and other dates, finally being moved to December 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Scheduling conflicts followed, and the production house eventually announced the film as a May 2022 release.
Fans in India can watch Top Gun: Maverick on Amazon Prime Video on December 26, 2022. Besides English, the film will also be available in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.
Sharing the announcement, Amazon Prime Video on Twitter said, “all set to take-off on a new adventure and a nostalgia ride like never before. #TopGunMaverickOnPrime, Dec 26.”
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Top Gun: Maverick – Trailer and Premise
The story of the film revolves around Maverick, who is seen training a group of younger Top Gun graduates. However, instances make him confront his past. Situations where he mentors the son of his deceased best friend on a dangerous mission, takes him back and forth from the past. The official synopsis of the film, as shared by the makers, reads, “After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.”
Top Gun: Maverick – Response
Top Gun: Mavercik premiered in April 2022 at CinemaCon, post which the makers planned a global premiere in May 2022. Fans were also able to join the premiere through LIVE streaming on YouTube. The release of the trailer garnered immense love from the audience, and the initial positive feedback helped the film gain attention during the release. Top Gun: Maverick also screened at the Cannes Film Festival as the Official Selection Screening in May 2022, and the makers included a special tribute to Tom Cruise, who has been an integral part of the film and has been known for his characters for decades. Many other special screenings were planned prior to the theatrical release on May 27, 2022.
Owing to the popularity of the film, many OTT platforms approached the production house for the digital rights of the film. Initially, Apple TV+ had planned to purchase the distribution rights. However, the offer was declined by the production house. Decisions were then taken to premiere the film on Paramount+ and SkyShowtime, and this was announced for December 22, 2022.