Tom Cruise's long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, has been pushed back until December due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The Hollywood Reporter says the film is now due to open in the US on December 23. It had been scheduled to reach cinemas on June 24.

Top Gun: Maverick sees Cruise reprising his role as fighter pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, with Val Kilmer also returning as his rival, Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky. Joining the cast are Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Miles Teller. The plot centres on Maverick returning to flight school to train pilots for a mission.

Paramount, the studio behind Top Gun: Maverick, has also moved the sequel to A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place Part II, to September 4. The Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy-starring film was originally due to open last month.

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