Paramount Sets New Release Dates for Top Gun: Maverick, A Quiet Place 2 & SpongeBob
According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures has adjusted the release dates of Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, and A Quiet Place Part II. Top Gun: Maverick will now release on December 23 instead of June 24, pushing Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War to an unset release date. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will now debut on July 31 instead of May 22, and A Quiet Place Part II will now debut on September 4.
As of now, Top Gun: Maverick is now set to open against Universal’s The Croods 2 and Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry; The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will open against Lionsgate’s Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, and A Quiet Place Part II will open against Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter.
Top Gun: Maverick is set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick (once again played by Tom Cruise) is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, under his wing. The film also stars Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell and Ed Harris.
Joseph Kosinski, who previously directed Cruise in Oblivion, will helm the sequel, with Peter Craig, Justin Marks and Eric Warren Singer penning the script.
A follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit has been in the works for quite some time, with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer previously outlined that the film will deal with the rise of unmanned drones and pilots becoming a thing of the past.
The original Top Gun was directed by Tony Scott and also starred Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” performed by Berlin. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.