15 March 2022
Prior to the premiere of Memorial Day in American theaters, Tom Cruise latest film , "Top Gun: Maverick" will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival .
Quoted from Antara, "Top Gun 2" is scheduled to open in North America on May 27, after starting its international launch earlier that week.
Paramount itself declined to comment on plans to appear at the Croisette, but rumors of a screening of the film at Cannes have been growing.
This year, the iconic festival on the French Riviera takes place from May 17-28.
Cannes has long been the platform to launch the big Memorial Day movie (mostly out of competition.)
The festival gives Hollywood studios access to press from around the world, not to mention the benefit of famous stars walking the red carpet for photos.
This will mark the first time in 30 years that a film from Cruise is screened at Cannes. The last one was "Far and Away" which was directed by Ron Howard in 1992.
Cruise is considered one of Hollywood's most persistent artists, and has never shied away from publicity. Cannes will be an obvious place for the actor to showcase his new film and Cruise's appearance will benefit the festival as it emerges from the pandemic.
However, Cannes is unlikely to be the world premiere for "Top Gun". Because, for a long time the film was planned to premiere in San Diego, where the first film was made.