Top Gun: Maverick, the much-awaited and highly-anticipated sequel to the hit movie Top Gun released in 1986 is bloody delayed again 😲😲.

It was due to be released this year 2020 in June but thanks to this Covid-19 craziness which has plagued us all in 2020. Now, this virus has infected even our viewing joys. Not only has Top Gun: Maverick was once delayed to December 2020, it has not been delayed again to July 2021 by Paramount Studios. Almost all big summer and Christmas movies have been pushed forward to 2021.

Cruise is back playhing his role as the “Maverick” US Naval aviator Pete Mitchell. It also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and is directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Credit: Paramount Studios

Will people still go to the Cinema?

I guess the movie studios are all hoping on a miracle vaccine. But the reality is are people really going to go to the movies in mass volume?

President of international theatrical distribution Mark Viane stated in a statement. “We are committed to the theatrical experience and our exhibition partners, and want to stress that we are confident that, when the time comes, audiences everywhere will once again enjoy the singular joy of seeing Paramount films on the big screen.”

I suspect people will still be drawn to the theatres, but the experience of enjoying a movie with your friends or loved ones will be a very different experience.

So I am left wondering, should the Paramount Studios have delayed the Top Gun: Maverick release or should they have released it on a premium paid streaming service so people can watch their movies from the safety of their homes in their shorts and undies.

Lets hope for our patience is not tested to the limit and the studios release the movie without anymore delays.

A Case for VR: Watch Top Gun Maverick in VR?

Watch Movies in VR for the Theatre Experience

And if you are reading this Mr/Miss Paramount Studio, instead of delaying releases, why do you simply not set up a pay-per-view service for each of your movies. I am sure just like me, we will be happy to pay £6 to £10 just to watch the movie on my Large OLED 75 inch TV at home, or even my VR headset which literally will mimic the theatre experience. Wake up people and adopt the new age tech.