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Top Gun: Maverick will ‘stick to schedule’ and be ready by June insists director

Top Gun: Maverick will ‘stick to schedule’ and be ready by June insists director Joseph Kosinski… despite film’s release date being pushed to December 2020

Film and television productions across the globe have been either halted or delayed as a result of the devastating coronavirus pandemic.

But Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski insists that the highly anticipated action flick starring Tom Cruise will ‘stick’ to schedule and be ready by June… even if it’s not being released for another six months.

‘We’re sticking to our schedule and finishing the movie just as if it were coming out on its original release date,’ said Kosinski in an interview with ComicBook.com on Saturday.

Defying the odds: Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski insists that the highly anticipated action flick starring Tom Cruise will ‘stick’ to schedule and make its original release date; Tom Cruise pictured in Top Gun: Maverick

Even though COVID-19 has left Hollywood at a standstill, the Joseph revealed that the current restrictions have not interfered with him completing the project.

‘Luckily, I’m in the home stretch of post-production where, despite all the restrictions of how you can work now, I’m able to continue doing my job and finish the movie, which is pretty amazing.’ 

The film-maker did admit that if he ‘were in any other phase of the project, it would be hard’ to complete. 

Joseph explained: ‘But because I’m in the tail-end of post, I’m able to do everything I need to to be able to to finish it.’ 

Confident: 'We're sticking to our schedule and finishing the movie just as if it were coming out on its original release date,' said Kosinski in an interview with ComicBook.com on Saturday; Kosinski pictured in 2010

Confident: ‘We’re sticking to our schedule and finishing the movie just as if it were coming out on its original release date,’ said Kosinski in an interview with ComicBook.com on Saturday; Kosinski pictured in 2010

The Tom Cruise led film was originally scheduled to hit theaters in June of 2020, but will, instead premiere in December. 

According to its official synopsis, Top Gun: Maverick marks the return of ‘one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell.’

‘After more than thirty years of service, Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.’

Hard at work: Even though COVID-19 has left Hollywood at a standstill, the Joseph revealed that the current restrictions have not interfered with him completing the project; Tom Cruise pictured in Top Gun: Maverick

Hard at work: Even though COVID-19 has left Hollywood at a standstill, the Joseph revealed that the current restrictions have not interfered with him completing the project; Tom Cruise pictured in Top Gun: Maverick

Minor change: The Tom Cruise led film was originally scheduled to hit theaters in June of 2020, but will, instead premiere in December; Tom Cruise pictured in Top Gun: Maverick

Minor change: The Tom Cruise led film was originally scheduled to hit theaters in June of 2020, but will, instead premiere in December; Tom Cruise pictured in Top Gun: Maverick

With many films, such as Disney’s live-action Mulan making the transition from a theatrical release to a VOD release, Kosinski was asked if he considered releasing the film onto a streaming platform.  

Kosinski refused to follow suit because he believes Top Gun: Maverick is a ‘movie that people need to see on the big screen’.

He added: ‘If there’s no big screen, then you don’t want to release this movie. We want this to be a shared experience on as big a screen as possible.’

Classic: The original Top Gun film, also starring Cruise, premiered in the spring of 1986 and raked in over $356million worldwide; Tom Cruise in Top Gun in 1986

Classic: The original Top Gun film, also starring Cruise, premiered in the spring of 1986 and raked in over $356million worldwide; Tom Cruise in Top Gun in 1986

The original Top Gun film, also starring Cruise, premiered in the spring of 1986 and raked in over $356million worldwide. 

It also starred Hollywood alum Val Kilmer and blonde bombshell Kelly McGillis.

The story follows Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell as he refines his flying talents at the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School ‘where the best of the best train.’ 

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