Top Gun: Maverick–Released Pushed from June to December 23

Paramount is pushing the release of Top Gun: Maverick from late June to Christmas 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The movie, which was set to hit theaters in North America on June 24, will now unfurl on December 23.

Tom Cruise returns to star in Maverick, alongside franchise newcomers Glen Powell and Miles Teller.

The movie now joins a long list of studio tentpoles, including Mulan, No Time to Die and A Quiet Place Part II, which have postponed release due to the coronavirus, leaving the upcoming theatrical calendar.

Major U.S. cities and moviegoing markets across the globe began to roll out protective measures closing all non-essential businesses and issuing “shelter-in-place” warnings. AMC and Regal— the two largest theaters chains operating in the U.S.— announced an indefinite closure of their theaters.

Other smaller chains like Alamo Drafthouse and Cinemark have announced their own closures.