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'Top Gun' sequel delayed in summer movie setback for theaters

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Paramount Pictures has pushed the release Tom Cruise movie "Top Gun: Maverick" to November from July, the studio said, a move that deprives theaters of what was expected to be one of the biggest releases of the summer blockbuster season.

The sequel to 1986 hit "Top Gun" will now debut in theaters on Nov 19, the day Paramount had planned to release Cruise's seventh "Mission: Impossible" movie. That film was moved to May 2022, according to Paramount, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc.

Movie theater operators including AMC Entertainment, Cineworld Group Plc and Cinemark Holdings Inc hope for a summer rebound after a year of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ninth installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, from Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures, currently remains scheduled to hit cinemas on June 25.

Walt Disney Co's Marvel film "Black Widow" is set to be released in theaters, and for a fee on the Disney+ streaming service, on July 9.

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Tom Cruise prefers to be remembered as “One of the Last, International, ‘Big Box-Office’ Stars” of the 20th AND, 21st Centuries before he would ever go straight to “streaming”. It’s “All the Right Moves” of ‘smart marketing’ IF theatres can return to ‘reasonable’ capacities in the summer or fall of 2021.

PS. Contrary to what ‘Big Tech’ & the governments want, we’ve actually grown tired of the ‘convenience’ and Over-saturation of ‘streaming’. Plus, we miss the real, hot & FRESH, heart-stopping, ‘cholesterol-coma’ inducing, popped-corn (NOT that weeks old, overpriced J-theatre flavored styrofoam).

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More Hollywood sequel garbage??..

No thanks..

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I hope Cruise slaps a giant Taiwan flag back on his jacket considering all the hijinks the PRC has been pulling of late.

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KentarogaijinApr. 11  02:46 pm JST

More Hollywood sequel garbage??..

No thanks

Man they really ran out of ideas to the point of being beyond ridiculous. First of all, nobody has a military career that lasts 31 years, let alone flies fighter jets. It would've made been much more realistic (and sensible) to have a sequel in 1988 or 1989 or so but he did 'Cocktail' and other stuff. Now after all these years with his speaking out for Scientology, that stupid couch stunt on TV, tarnishing his image and crapping his pants in public and fathering Katie Holme's kid, I guess this junk is what you fall on. Tom wants to fall back on the marquee value from 1986 but everything has changed since then. Most of us have moved on. Sequelitis like is a terminal creative disease.

Does anybody remember 'Return to Oz' from 1985? The sequel to 'Gone With The Wind'? Does anybody want to, or even gives a damn?

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Agreed @starpunk 6:26am

- “Man, they really ran out of ideas to the point of being ‘beyond ridiculous’.”

Agreed. There a very few, new & originals ideas produced by Hollywood now. It’s easier to ‘hand the torch to a younger generation’ in ‘franchise films’, or, ‘trash the past’, hoping it will take of with younger audiences.

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snowymountainhellToday  06:34 am JST

Agreed @starpunk 6:26am

- “Man, they really ran out of ideas to the point of being ‘beyond ridiculous’.”

Agreed. There a very few, new & originals ideas produced by Hollywood now. It’s easier to ‘hand the torch to a younger generation’ in ‘franchise films’, or, ‘trash the past’, hoping it will take of with younger audiences.

If there was to be a 'Top Gun 2' with a new character, like say the original pilot's son - in a John McCain sort of way (he came from a long line military family just likeJoe Biden does), then that would be fine. And realistic. But given how this sequel is being done and promoted and with all the time and changes that have happened since then, it makes no sense. It's pointless now. After all, would you even care to see a 'Yellow Submarine 2' with only two Beatles still living? Some things should just be left alone, as is.

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Nah, the leading role should go to a woman. Hey, yeah! Let's get with the times!

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Bland and boring first time round

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Bland and boring first time round

At the risk of being battered to death, I sort of agree. Poor story, rubbish dialogue and a soundtrack to make you want to gouge your own ears out. The women weren't hot enough either.

The action in the sequel looks quite good though. Tom got to play with some very nice toys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSqVVswa420

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