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Paramount’s high-profile Top Gun sequel is being pushed back a year, and will now hit theaters June 26, 2020, instead of July 12, 2019, the studio announced Wednesday.
The film, which will star Tom Cruise and Miles Teller, is moving in order to provide more time for flight training.
Joseph Kosinski, who directed Cruise in the 2013 sci-fi thriller Oblivion, is helming the long-in-the-works follow-up to the seminal 1986 movie that featured the star as the hotshot pilot with the call sign Maverick.
In June, young Hollywood actors were champing at the bit to play the son of Goose, Maverick’s wingman who dies in a tragic accident in the original pic. The testing process, which involved flying to Cruise’s home in Clearwater, Florida, saw the finalists come down to Glen Powell and Teller, with the latter ultimately prevailing. (Powell will play another role.)
The studio also announced a release date for the sequel to A Quiet Place, which is set to open May 15, 2020. John Krasinski, who directed the original, is writing the follow-up. While there isn’t a deal in place yet, Krasinski is exepcted to helm the sequel as well.
Earlier this year, Krasinski’s horror pic turned into a box-office sensation, grossing $332.6 million at the global box office to become one of the most successful original films in recent times. In addition to directing, Krasinski starred opposite Emily Blunt, his real-life wife, in the pic.
Paramount also made two other smaller tweaks to its 2019 calendar, including relocating Sonic the Hedgehog from Nov. 15 to Nov. 8 and shifting its untitled Terminator project from Nov. 22 to Nov. 15.
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