Hit pause on kicking those tires and lighting those fires—'Top Gun: Maverick' has been delayed to 2020. https://t.co/VR4cKaqMc7— Collider (@Collider) August 29, 2018
The upcoming sequel to Top Gun apparently does not feel the need for speed.
Multiple outlets reported this week that Top Gun: Maverick's release date has been pushed back by a year; the highly anticipated sequel, originally set to arrive in June 2019, will now fly into theaters on June 26, 2020.
ET notes that the new release date "allows production to put more work into the complex flight sequences, much of which is not being shot until 2019.
Rather than just push the film to a fall 2019 release, the studio decided to keep a summer release to fit the tone of the film as a summer blockbuster."