As most of you know, the ‘Top Gun‘ sequel ‘Top Gun: Maverick‘ is finally entering theaters in just one short week after a two year delay, thanks in large part to COVID-19. It was originally supposed to be released in June of 2020.
It was then pushed back multiple times, and at one point, some wondered if the film would simply premiere on a streaming platform.
But Tom Cruise would not let that happen for a couple reasons. One being he and the director filmed this movie specifically for theaters. The high flying stunts in the movie were designed for the big screen.
The second reason? He loves movie theaters.
“I’ve spent a lot of time with theater owners. The people that serve the popcorn, the ones who make this [happen],” he said before the film’s premiere at Cannes.
The actor said he called movie theater owners with a message: ‘Please, I know what you’re going through. Just know we are making ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Top Gun’ is coming out.’
He added that he makes movies for the big screen, and that’s how it’ll always be. He’s truly one of the last blockbuster action stars we have today, whether you like him or not.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is set to hit theaters on June 24, 2022.