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Tom Cruise's Long-Awaited 'Top Gun: Maverick' to Screen at 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel is finally ready to be released after being postponed several times for the pandemic.

A screening of Top Gun: Maverick, also starring Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris and Manny Jacinto, will be held during the Cannes Film Festival.

It will then be released in theaters on May 27, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The 59-year-old actor plays Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell for the second time after first appearing in the 1986 original. Although its release date was originally scheduled for June 2020, the COVID pandemic delayed its release several times.

Jerry Bruckheimer revealed last year that Cruise originally declined the role of Maverick until he offered him the chance to fly with the Blue Angels, a U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron.

"I think the proudest thing I am is that we convinced him to do this movie Top Gun back in '84 or '85," Bruckheimer said. "I was really fortunate to get in on the ground floor of Tom's career and be part of something that became an iconic movie because of him and because of his longevity and his great arc as an actor. And whatever he touches is something that you know is going to be really good because he cares so much and works so hard."

Take A look at the trailer below.


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