Despite adding a huge cast over the past few weeks, it felt slightly unrealistic that the “Top Gun” sequel would get done by July of 2019. It turns out that hunch was right. According to Deadline, “Top Gun: Maverick” has pushed out of the 2019 summer, and now holds a June 2020 release. However, Paramount wasn’t done with its sequel news there. They’ve also officially announced “A Quiet Place 2” for a 2020 release. “Sonic the Hedgehog” moved up a week as did the “Terminator” reboot. It looks like 2020 is looking to be a very interesting company over the next two years.
The big news is obviously “Top Gun: Maverick” moving back a whole year. However, it’s not that surprising. The film will almost certainly need big CGI and special effects. Yet the cast wasn’t set until a week or two ago. With that tight of a deadline, it is clearly better to push back the film a year for a June release and get the film right. Not only that, but it also puts the film into theaters during 4th of July Weekend as a 2nd-week boost. That’s sure to be helpful to the box office.
Paramount announcing the “A Quiet Place” sequel is interesting. The first film blew up the box office earlier this year, earning $188 Million at the box office. There’s no doubt it was a big hit and helped establish John Krasinski as a director. Interestingly, Krasinski will return to write the film, but no director has been attached yet. While Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and the sound team are hoping to get Oscar love in 2018, we should keep an eye on “A Quiet Place 2” as it develops.
“Top Gun: Maverick” will release on June 26, 2020.
“A Quiet Place 2” will release on May 14, 2020.
“Sonic the Hedgehog” will release on Nov. 8, 2019.
“Terminator” will release on Nov. 15, 2019.
“Paramount will release each film.