Maverick: the sequel to Top Gun screened at Cannes

Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit, should be screened at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. If the news is confirmed, the event would offer the opportunity for a comeback from Tom Cruise, absent from the Croisette since 1992.

A few days before its French release finally scheduled for May 25, Top Gun: Maverick, led by Tom Cruise, should be screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 according to an indiscretion from the Hollywood Reporter.

Tom Cruise back on the steps ?

If the information is confirmed, it's a safe bet that Tom Cruise will come in person to promote the film directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron Legacy). It would be the very first time that the American superstar has climbed the stairs again since 1992. Tom Cruise then came on the occasion of the release of the feature film Distant Horizons where he played alongside Nicole Kidman in front of the cameras of Ron Howard.

A prestigious outing after a chaotic journey

Despite the prestige of the Cannes Film Festival, it is not, in any case, he who will have the scoop at the preview of Top Gun: Maverick. Our colleagues from the Hollywood Reporter recall that this long-planned event will take place shortly before in San Diego in the United States.

As a reminder Top Gun: Maverick, whose filming and release were largely disrupted by the pandemic, aligns a prestigious cast including Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris. Val Kilmer, the interpreter of Iceman, the rival/friend of Maverick (Tom Cruise) in the first film, also provides a discreet cameo in this sequel despite his serious state of health (throat cancer).