Tom Cruise Says He Wouldn’t Allow ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ to Debut on Streaming

Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise’s long-awaited return to the danger zone, had to take a few detours due to Covid-19.When the pandemic hit, the sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” was supposed to open on June 24, 2020.

Those plans had to be rearranged when theaters shuttered and movie-going struggled to return.

Now, at long last, Cruise was on hand in the South of France on Wednesday for the Cannes premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick,” a film that has earned critical raves and seems primed for box office riches.

But did he ever think about sending the sequel to streaming, a fate that befell many other films during the early days of the coronavirus?“That’s not going to happen.

Ever,” Cruise said during a wide-ranging talk about his work at the festival.The audience at the Grand Palais’ Debussy theater applauded loudly.

Cruise explained further, “I’ve spent a lot of time with theater owners.

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