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When Is Top Gun: Maverick Available to Stream?

The film lands on Paramount+ beginning in December

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Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures)

    Top Gun: Maverick is finally soaring onto streaming services after a years-long, much-delayed take-off that often flew against most studios’ streamer-friendly pandemic strategies. The Tom Cruise-starring sequel to the 1986 Tony Scott-directed blockbuster Top Gun seemingly revived the post-COVID theatre-going experience as it shot past $1 billion and climbing at the worldwide box office, while also rekindling a certain bygone era of action movie between co-stars Cruise, Miles Teller, and a whole new cast of call-signs to learn.

    Maverick is now set for its biggest launch yet with digital and physical releases approaching. Here are the details on how to stream Top Gun: Maverick.

    When Will I Be Able to Stream Top Gun: Maverick?

    Top Gun: Maverick will be available to stream on Paramount+ beginning December 22nd in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Latin America.

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    The film is also currently available to purchase digitally as well as on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD versions (order here).

    The physical release includes over 110 minutes of bonus content, including behind-the-scenes footage and flight-focused featurettes like the historical “Letter to Aviation” and “Forging the Darkstar” about pushing beyond Mach-10. Also featured are music videos from Lady Gaga and OneRepublic, an acting “Masterclass with Tom Cruise” from the 75th Cannes Film Festival, and of course, a trailer for Cruise’s next Mission Impossible movie.

    How Can I Stream Top Gun: Maverick For Free?

    Plans for Paramount+ start at $4.99 per month, but new subscribers can access a 30-day free trial by using access code BRAVO during sign-up.

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    Additionally, subscribers of Walmart+ can access Paramount+ for free.

    What Is Top Gun: Maverick About?

    Tom Cruise returns as the titular top naval aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who takes a tour through his past with a number of call-backs and cameos from the 1986 crew. This includes the long-confirmed, tearjerking on-screen reunion between Cruise and Val Kilmers Iceman, which was both a massive feat by the actor, who lost his speaking voice while battling throat cancer, and pioneering A.I. vocal recreation technology. Maverick’s past becomes his present as he guides a new team of flight graduates with his deceased co-pilot Goose’s son, played by Teller, among their numbers. We’ll hold off on the details of the film’s plot and instead leave it to Goose actor Anthony Edwards to confirm: “mission accomplished.”

    Where Can I Watch the Other Top Gun Movies?

    There’s no topping the first Top Gun, but Maverick is heavily instructed by its predecessor with direct homages and near-recreations of iconic scenes (see: “Great Balls of Fire”). Despite its complete omission of the OG romantic lead Kelly McGillis (who admirably took it in stride by responding, “I’m old and I’m fat, and I look age-appropriate”), the painstaking maneuvers of Maverick to honor its original make it a must-watch.

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    Top Gun is free to stream now via Paramount+. It is also available for VOD via Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, and YouTube.

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