“Top Gun: Maverick” is ready to take flight into your home just in time for the holiday season.
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Tom Cruise’s highly anticipated sequel will make its streaming debut on Paramount+ on December 22nd, and it will be available in several countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the U.K., Latin America, and others. Simultaneously, it will also begin streaming on Epix (which will be renamed MGM+ in January) on the same day.
The film initially made cinematic history with its explosive release on Memorial Day weekend, delivering exceptional box office results. Throughout the summer, Paramount’s sequel maintained its momentum, reaching unprecedented heights. With a staggering $1.4 billion in global ticket sales, “Maverick” stands as the year’s highest-grossing release, surpassing its competition by over $400 million.
The film has generated significant awards buzz throughout the fall season, and it’s been highlighted by Variety as a leading contender for a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
In this eagerly awaited “Top Gun” sequel, the story continues with Tom Cruise’s character, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now working as a test pilot and facing the challenge of staying in the air as the military aims to ground him. A fresh threat emerges, prompting Maverick to return to Top Gun, where he undertakes the task of training a new generation of pilots for an extraordinarily challenging mission. The ensemble cast includes Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis, along with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer.
Variety’s chief film critic, Peter Debruge, offered high praise in his review of the film, remarking, “If the breathtaking flying sequences here leave you in awe, it’s because many of them are authentically executed, immersing the audience right into the cockpit alongside a cast who underwent pilot training for their roles.”
Regarding Epix, soon to be renamed MGM+, this hybrid linear cable network maintains its agreement for first-run pay windows of MGM films, including the recent James Bond installment “No Time to Die,” along with films like “House of Gucci” and “Licorice Pizza.” Additionally, it offers a selection of content from Paramount, which includes “Top Gun: Maverick,” as well as material from Blumhouse and various other studios.