How to watch Top Gun Maverick (2022): Can you stream it?
(Pocket-lint) - It's been 36 years since Top Gun debuted in theatres. The sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, is now out, with Tom Cruise reprising his role as fighter pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. Here is how and where you can stream the summer blockbuster yourself when it becomes available online.
What to know about Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick is a long-awaited sequel to 1986's Top Gun.
In the original film, we see students at the US Navy's elite fighter weapons school competing to be the best in the class. One young pilot, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise), learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom. Fast forward to the sequel, and after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Mitchell is still pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and "dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him".
Top Gun: Maverick is rated PG-13 in the US and UK.
Top Gun: Maverick has a total runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes including credits.
Cast and crew
Top Gun: Maverick was written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie.
It's directed by Joseph Kosinski. Here is who is starring in the film:
- Tom Cruise as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
- Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw
- Jennifer Connelly as Penny Benjamin
- Jon Hamm as Adm.
Beau "Cyclone" Simpson
- Ed Harris as Radm. Chester "Hammer" Cain
- Val Kilmer as Adm. Tom "Iceman" Kazansky
When did Top Gun: Maverick release in cinemas?
Top Gun: Maverick released in theatres in the US and the UK on 27 May 2022 - following an early-access showing three days prior.
When can you stream Top Gun: Maverick?
- Streaming release date: Likely late summer 2022
Top Gun: Maverick is not yet available to stream online.
Paramount Pictures hasn't announced an official streaming release date for the film yet. Paramount has been adding its movies to Paramount+ about 45 days after their theatrical debuts but there was talk of Top Gun: Maverick having a 120-day theatre exclusive. If that holds, that would mean we wouldn't see it available to stream before 14 September 2022.
It will be available to buy digitally from 23 August though.
How to watch Top Gun: Maverick online
- Where to stream online: Likely Paramount+
If you don't want to watch Top Gun: Maverick at your local cinema, you'll be able to buy a digital download from 23 August from Prime Video, Apple TV and others. As for streaming, given that Top Gun: Maverick is a Paramount film, you can expect it to eventually make its US streaming debut on Paramount+ as opposed to Netflix or HBO Max. Paramount+ costs £9.99 a month to stream ad-free in the US.
Or you could try the essential plan for £4.99 a month. It has ads and removes access to your local live CBS station. In the UK, Paramount+ costs GBP6.99 per month or GBP69.90 (it launched in the country on 22 June 2022).
Sky Cinema subscribers get access to the platform for free though.
Are there any Top Gun: Maverick trailers?
Yes. The latest trailer is embedded at the top of this guide. Trailers from a couple years ago are below.
Keep in mind Maverick faced several delays due to the ongoing global pandemic. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) - New Trailer - Paramount Pictures Top Gun: Maverick - Official Trailer (2022) - Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures also released the featurette below for Top Gun: Maverick. Top Gun: Maverick | The Power of the Naval Aircraft Featurette (2022 Movie)
What to watch before Top Gun: Maverick
You really should watch or re-watch the first Top Gun movie before going into the sequel. If you currently have a Netflix or Paramount+ subscription, you can stream Top Gun on those platforms at no additional cost.
Or you could also rent or purchase the film on Amazon. See the links below to watch the movie. Writing by Maggie Tillman.
Editing by Britta O'Boyle.