earlier this week it was reported what Top Gun: Maverickthe highly anticipated sequel to the Tom Cruise-starring classic, is set to receive a special screening at Cannes just before its US theater debut on May 27.
Now it is also known that the actor will receive a retrospective of his 40 years in the world of cinema and will offer a conversation on the festival stage with Didier Allouch, journalist and Cannes partner.
Initially there were doubts as to whether Top Gun: Maverick could receive such a screening, mainly because of the actor’s complicated schedule with the filming of Mission: Impossible 7. Now that the film has been delayed until 2023, we can assume that everything was settled so that it could be present. This will be the first time in 30 years that a Tom Cruise film has been screened at Cannes. His co-star Jennifer Connelly will also be at the event.
It is worth mentioning that it will not be the world premiere of the film, since it will take place a few days before in the city of San Diego, California, where the plot of the first film was developed.
The complete schedule for Cannes will be revealed on April 14 at a press conference. The festival celebrates 75 years, so a massive event is expected after the complications that were had to carry it out in the last two years.
Elvisby Baz Luhrmann, is another of the long-awaited productions for this year that will have its Cannes debut.
synopsis of Top Gun: Maverickwith Tom Cruise
After more than thirty years of service as one of the best aviators in the Navy, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs. He excels as a brave test pilot and avoids rising through the ranks in the army, all to prevent him from being able to continue flying. While training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a never-before-seen mission, Maverick runs into Lt. Bradley Bradshaw. He is the son of Maverick’s late friend and radar intercept officer, Lieutenant Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a fight against his deepest fears. It will all culminate in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly.
The film is directed by Joseph Konsinski (Tron: Legacy) and will hit Mexican theaters on May 26. This means a delay of almost two years compared to the date that was initially intended (June 26, 2020).
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