In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Top Gun: Maverick made quite an impression on Christopher McQuarrie
  • Will a Detective Pikachu sequel ever happen?
  • Tom Cruise hangs off a train in a Mission: Impossible 7 photo
  • The Meg 2 will start production in 2022
  • And more!

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Update 4/14/21: THR reports that part of the reason for the Top Gun: Maverick delay is because star Tom Cruise “wants to embark on a world tour in advance of the opening,” something that wouldn’t be possible now with the lockdowns in Europe and other international territories. Our original article from April 9 continues.

Update 4/9/21: New information has come to light about the mysterious Star Trek film Paramount announced today. Check out the update at the bottom of the post.

Strap in, movie fans: Paramount has just made some significant changes to the release dates of films like Top Gun: Maverick, both Mission: Impossible sequels, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, and many more. Plus, the studio has officially put a new Star Trek movie on its calendar, and Universal has moved the release date of The Forever Purge up to even earlier in July. Read on for a clear breakdown of what’s coming out when. Read More »

Top Gun: Maverick LEGO Trailer

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out the Top Gun: Maverick trailer recreated with stop-motion and computer animated LEGO minifigures and pieces. Plus, Corridor Crew delivers a new edition of Stuntmen React with a look at some of the action sequences of the second season of The Mandalorian. And finally, find out everything you need to know before you see The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

First up, YouTuber OneBeatMan recreated the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick by using LEGO stop-motion and computer animation. Though it’s not quite as loyal to the intentionally juttery style we’ve seen in The LEGO Movie and the various spin-offs, it’s a rather impressive creation with outstanding LEGO jets and environments.

Next, the gang at Corridor Crew is back with a new edition of Stuntmen React. This time, they’ve brought in stuntwoman Lauren Mary Kim to talk about some of the action sequences in the second season of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Plus, they take a look at a couple sequences from Jackass 3D and Lone Survivor, and show off bits from her stunt reel.

Finally, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is coming to digital platforms this week, and Fandango has a refresher about everything you need to know before you see the oddball animated movie. Here’s the official synopsis for you to read through too:

When SpongeBob SquarePants’ beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang team up for a heroic and hilarious journey, where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.

Mission Impossible 7 on Paramount+

Universal Pictures has already been shaking up the exclusive theatrical release window by sending their smaller and midrange theatrically released titles to VOD just 17 days after they hit the big screen. Then Warner Bros. Pictures came along and took things a step further by releasing all of their 2021 theatrical movies simultaneously on HBO Max for 31 days. Now Paramount Pictures is the latest to shorten the time their movies spend exclusively in theaters.

As part of a Viacom CBS investor day presentation today, Paramount Pictures announced that they will be sending blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place Part II, and Top Gun: Maverick to the recently rebranded streaming service just 45 days after they’ve hit theaters. Read More »

buy top gun maverick

For the past few years, Paramount Pictures has been selling off projects left and right as the studio struggles to compete with rivals like Disney and Warner Bros. But it’s clear Paramount isn’t willing to roll over and die just yet. Someone there thinks they have a hit on their hands, and like a scene from a movie, they’re hoping an old hero will soon fly in to save the day.

A new report says that streamers like Apple and Netflix recently tried to buy the long-in-the-works Tom Cruise sequel Top Gun: Maverick from the studio, but Paramount held its ground and refused to sell.
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Paramount Pictures - A Quiet Place Part II and Top Gun: Maverick Delayed

Now that Warner Bros. Pictures has pushed Tenet back to an unknown release date, Paramount Pictures is delaying some of their biggest movies scheduled for release later this year and bumping them back into 2021.

A Quiet Place Part II and Top Gun: Maverick, two anticipated sequels that would have already been in theaters by now but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down movie theaters, are both being delayed until next year. That’s also resulted in a shift for the return of the Jackass franchise. Paramount has also beefed up their schedule for the next couple years with dates for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and the animated movies Under the Boardwalk and The Tiger’s Apprentice. Read More »

top gun transformers

Top Gun: Maverick is due to fly into theaters this December, but if your need for speed remains unsatisfied, can I interest you in…a toy? Hasbro and Paramount have created a Top Gun Transformers crossover character called Maverick. If you’re hoping this will be a jet fighter that transforms into a giant Tom Cruise, I’m sorry to disappoint you – it just looks like another Transformer.

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top gun maverick story

Tom Cruise‘s Pete Mitchell in Tony Scott’s 1986 classic Top Gun was an idol for every every aviation lover back in the ’80s. And why wouldn’t he be? He was a wild card, he was cocky, he looked great playing shirtless volleyball, and his code name was Maverick, of all things. But what happens when a maverick is nearing middle age? That’s what the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick will grapple with, director Joseph Kosinski said, teasing that the story of the highly anticipated sequel will be a “rite-of-passage story, much like the first film was,” but at a “different stage” of Pete Mitchell’s life.

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Top Gun Maverick Behind-the-Scenes

Top Gun: Maverick was supposed to be flying into theaters this month, but the coronavirus changed that. Now, the Tom Cruise sequel is due out in December, but if you’re impatient to feel the need for speed, here’s a fun little treat. A very quick, but very cool, Top Gun: Maverick behind-the-scenes video is here to remind you again that instead of CGI, Maverick is really putting Cruise in the cockpit of a plane and letting him fly like a bat out of hell.

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top gun maverick release delay

The Top Gun: Maverick release delay isn’t going to hurt the film’s post-production process. Director Joesph Kosinski offered an update on the Tom Cruise sequel, stating that he’s on the “home stretch of post-production” and that “despite all the restrictions on how you can work now” he’s still “able to continue” doing work to finish the film in time for its new December release.

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