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‘Top Gun’ sequel delayed in summer movie setback for theaters

LOS ANGELES – Paramount Pictures has pushed the discharge Tom Cruise film “Top Gun: Maverick” to November from July, the studio mentioned on Friday, a transfer that deprives theaters of what was anticipated to be one of many largest releases of the summer time blockbuster season.

The sequel to 1986 hit “Top Gun” will now debut in theaters on Nov. 19, the day Paramount had deliberate to launch Cruise’s seventh “Mission: Impossible” film. That movie was moved to May 2022, based on Paramount, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc.

Movie theater operators together with AMC Entertainment, Cineworld Group Plc and Cinemark Holdings Inc hope for a summer time rebound after a 12 months of closures as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The ninth installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, from Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures, presently stays scheduled to hit cinemas on June 25.

Walt Disney Co’s Marvel movie “Black Widow” is ready to be launched in theaters, and for a payment on the Disney+ streaming service, on July 9. — Reuters

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