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'Top Gun: Maverick' flies to December

The upcoming schedule of theatrical releases continues to change significantly today as Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films announce the delay ofTop Gun: Maverick amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Originally planned to bow on June 26, the long awaited Top Gun sequel will now hit the big screen December 23. Paramount is also setting their previously delayed A Quiet Place Part II (previously set for March 20) for release on September 4. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, meanwhile, moves from May 22 to July 31.

Click here to watch the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ trailer

Although an official plot synopsis has not yet been revealed, the new film catches up with Cruise’s Navy Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. The original film, released in 1986, was directed by the late Tony Scott. Sitting in the director’s chair this time around is TRON Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski, with whom Cruise worked on 2013’s Oblivion.

In addition to Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick is set to star Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris.

Click here to watch the ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ trailer

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

Also starring Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou, A Quiet Place Part II is produced By Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller and Krasinski himself. Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano and Aaron Janus serve as executive producers.

Click here to watch the ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’ trailer

SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick Star and the rest of the gang from Bikini Bottom hit the big screen in the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event. After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.