Tom Cruise is in the news again, and this time it’s because he’s defending the jobs of cinema owners and workers around the world.
At the recent Cannes Festival, the action star received a “surprise” Palme d’Or and a five-minute standing ovation for his upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick due to be released on May 27, after a two-year delay.
When asked if the movie will eventually appear on a streaming service (Paramount+, perhaps), the actor responded, saying,
“That’s not going to happen. Ever,” Cruise reportedly said during a session about his work at the festival.
“I’ve spent a lot of time with theater owners. The people that serve the popcorn, the ones who make this [happen].”
Top Gun: Maverick is set 36 years after the events of the first film. Some early viewers have described it as a worthy successor, with some even arguing it’s better.
Film synopsis: Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.”
It’ll premiere in cinemas on May 27, 2022.