After two years’ worth of delays due to COVID-19, Paramount is getting ready to [finally] release Top Gun: Maverick in theatres. And it looks like the movie will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival before its release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Joseph Kosinski-directed and Tom Cruise-starring film will have its world premiere during the Festival, which will take place from May 17 to the 28th, while the film will premiere in North America on May 27, so one could suspect that it will be premiering a week before that since International audiences will have it playing in cinemas before the United States.
Cannes has always premiered “big” movies during the festival, which recently include F9: The Fast Saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Top Gun: Maverick joins the tentpole fare of Cannes, but it is unclear if the movie will actually compete in the festival or screen out of competition.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter