Today, we got some more bummer news about summer movies moving later in the year as Paramount Pictures announced they would be moving Top: Gun Maverick from June 24th to December 23th, placing Chris Pratt’s upcoming sci-fi flick The Tomorrow War aka Ghost Draft to an unnamed new date.
The biggest competition would be Legendary’s Dune reboot from director Denis Villeneuve that had been set for December 18th but remains to be seen if Warner Bros. will sick Wonder Woman 1984 or Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi movie, Tenet, in that spot instead.
Other shifting dates include A Quiet Place II moving to September 4th and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run taking the vacant Moribus spot on July 31st (I don’t imagine that’ll stick for theatrical).
TOP GUN: MAVERICK – After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.