Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick screened at the Cannes Film Festival

The screening of Top Gun: Maverick would mark the first time in 30 years that a Tom Cruise film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, with Far and Away directed by Ron Howard at the film’s gala in 1992.

A still from Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise. (Photo: TopGunMovie/Twitter)

Top Gun: Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, will be screened at the 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Festival sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the long-awaited action show will open in Cannes ahead of its Memorial Day premiere in theaters.

Cannes, however, would not serve as the film’s world premiere, which will be held in San Diego, where the first film was shot. It would be the first time in 30 years that a Cruise film would screen at Cannes. Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard, premiered at the film’s gala in 1992.

Maverick, a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun also starring Cruise, will have its North American premiere on May 27.

Paramount and Skydance declined to comment on the screening of the film at the festival, directed by Cruise’s Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski.

Maverick also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Danny Ramirez, Monica Barbaro, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer returning as the Iceman.

The film has been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maverick debuted its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. In August 2021, the first 13 minutes of the film premiered at CinemaCon. The Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 17 to 28.

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