Paramount Turned Down Offers from Streamers to Buy ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Paramount Pictures has spent much of the pandemic selling off its major titles to the big streamers, including Amazon Studios and Netflix.

In 2020 alone, Paramount sold films including Aaron Sorkin’s Oscar contender “The Trial of the Chicago 7” to Netflix, as well as Michael Showalter’s action comedy “The Lovebirds.” Meanwhile, Paramount sold the rights to Tom Clancy thriller “Without Remorse,” starring Michael B.

Jordan, as well as the Eddie Murphy sequel “Coming 2 America,” to Amazon.

Paramount also shuttled “The United States vs.

Billie Holiday” to Hulu at the last minute.But two of the biggest titles still on Paramount’s slate for 2021 are “Top Gun: Maverick,” set for a July 2 release after being repeatedly postponed due first to post-production issues and then the pandemic, and the seventh “Mission: Impossible” film, scheduled for November 19.

According to a recent report out of the Wall Street Journal, both Netflix and

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