Top Gun: Maverick It’s in theaters now – and if Tom Cruise has his way, it’s going to stay that way for a long time to come.
That top gun The sequel was reportedly eyed by Netflix and Apple to go on their streaming service, but their distributor Paramount turned down their offer to make it available online.
Tom Cruise (the film’s eponymous maverick) is also a well-known critic of shortened cinema windows, meaning fans have to wait longer than usual Top gun 2 to make it streamable.
Here’s where the film will be streaming – and the best guess as to when.
Where is Top Gun: Maverick streaming?
That’s the simple question. As a Paramount Pictures release, the film is coming to Paramount+ in all territories where this streaming service currently operates (as well as places where it will be available soon, such as the UK).
Paramount+ is also where you can see the 1986 original top gun– although unlike Maverick, this film is also available on Netflix in the US
When will Top Gun 2 stream?
Numerous outlets have reported that the film will come to Paramount+ 45 days after its theatrical release, but that’s unlikely.
There are two schools of thought here – Paramount and Cruise. Naveen Chopra, Paramount’s executive vice president and CFO, said at a recent summit that a 45-day theatrical window is the “default setting” for their films. This means that Paramount films come to Paramount+ 45 days after their first theatrical release in the US. So far, her main releases are like Ass Forever, Scream and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 all followed this pattern.
The Chief Financial Officer explains why: “We like […] that allows us to record the majority of box office receipts […] And it allows us to move that content to a streaming platform while it’s still fresh and new.”
However, Tom Cruise is reportedly not a fan of this shortened cinema window. As a proponent of the traditional cinema experience, he is said to favor the more common 90-day time slot prior to the pandemic. This was revealed in a Hollywood reporter Article alleging that Cruise and Paramount were involved in a fight over the theatrical window of another of his films that has been long delayed Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (aka Mission: Impossible 7).
While the two camps may still be arguing about it M: I 7it seems Cruise may have won the battle Top Gun: Maverick.
At the aforementioned summit, Chopra specifically singled out the sequel as a film that would not abide by the 45-day rule. He said: “We’re still looking at it on a case-by-case basis [basis]. There are certain films that are truly made for the theatrical experience. top gun [Maverick] is a great example of this. You should see this film in a theater and it will be in theaters for a long time.”
How long remains to be seen. A 45 day window would mean the movie streams Tuesday 12 July 2022. If Cruise pulls through and the film gets a 90-day window, viewers will be waiting Friday, 08/25 to watch the film online.