Top Gun’s sequel film has been highly anticipated for a long time now with fans of the franchise in serious need for speed.

But it’s now been announced, kind of unsurprisingly due to the current global pandemic, that the film starring Tom Cruise has had it’s release date pushed back.

Paramount Pictures have announced that ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will be pushed back by around six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While the film was originally due to hit cinemas on June 24 this year, it has now been moved back to December 23.

Tom Cruise spoke out about the delay on his Instagram account, saying he knows fans will be disappointed.

“I know many of you have waited 34-year. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer,” he wrote. “Stay safe, everyone.”

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Due to the pushback, Paramount have also decided to move the date for the release of Chris Pratt’s upcoming movie ‘The Tomorrow War’ which was due to be released on December 25. But a new release date hasn’t been given for this film yet.

The long-awaited sequel to Top gun, directed by Joseph Kosinski, brings Tom Cruise back to the cockpit as he reprises his role as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

While we can’t get the actual movie for a while, we can still watch the action packed trailer!

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Also, self-isolation sounds like a pretty good time to rematch the OG Top Gun film! We’ve definitely got the need, the need for speed, at the moment seeing as we can’t do much other than stay inside!

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