‘Top Gun’ sequel release pushed back one year at Paramount

Paramount Pictures has pushed back an anticipated sequel to “Top Gun” from July 2019 to June 2020, the studio announced on Wednesday.

Extensive visual effects work and complicated flight scenes are said to be at the heart of the production extension, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.

The ensemble action film will reunite stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer nearly 35 years after the original was released in 1986, when it eventually hits in 2020.

Joseph Kosinski is directing from a script by Eric Warren Singer, Peter Craig and Justin Marks. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and David Ellison for Skydance. Cruise also serves as a producer.

The film has added cast aggressively in the past weeks, including young stars Miles Teller and Glen Powell.

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