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How to watch Top Gun: Maverick - is Top Gun 2 streaming?

Top Gun: Maverick has finally hit cinemas. Here’s when you’ll be able to watch it online in the UK.

Published: Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 at 1:40 pm
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Just in case you missed it, Top Gun: Maverick is a box office smash!

Although the Top Gun: Maverick release date was delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the much-anticipated legacy sequel was well worth the wait, performing well at the box office when it was released and securing the biggest-ever opening weekend for a Tom Cruise movie.

Lady Gaga leads the much-streamed Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack and combines thrilling action and a superb plot, our Top Gun: Maverick review argues that it improves on the 1986 film Top Gun.

If you're desperate to see the star-studded Top Gun: Maverick cast in action, read on for your guide on how to watch the blockbuster film and when we can expect it to land on streaming services.

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Can I stream Top Gun 2 aka Top Gun: Maverick?

Top Gun: Maverick has been released exclusively in cinemas – and isn't currently available to stream.

However, it will be arriving on Paramount Plus in 2022.

In fact, Cruise recently confirmed he never considered letting Top Gun: Maverick debut on streaming, despite numerous release date delays brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking earlier in May 2022 at the Cannes Film Festival, Cruise was asked whether he had considered a streaming-first release for the movie.

“That was not going to happen ever,” Cruise responded, according to Variety. “I make movies for the big screen.

“I’ve spent a lot of time with theatre owners. The people that serve the popcorn, the ones who make this [happen]."

He added that he called movie theatre owners with the message: "Please, I know what you’re going through. Just know we are making Mission: Impossible and Top Gun is coming out.”

While you wait, you can watch the original Top Gun movie on Amazon Prime Video at an extra cost for Prime members.

Will Top Gun: Maverick come to Paramount Plus?

Val Kilmer plays Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky in Top Gun Maverick
Val Kilmer plays Admiral Tom "Iceman" Kazansky in Top Gun Maverick YouTube/Paramount Pictures

Yes, as a Paramount Pictures movie, Top Gun: Maverick will be coming to the distributor’s own streaming service: Paramount Plus.

Paramount Plus is launching through a major partnership with Sky and will be available to Sky Cinema subscribers.

The streaming service is also available directly in the UK for £6.99 monthly/ £69.90 annually and in Ireland for €7.99 monthly/ €79.90 annually.

We have yet to get a release date for when Top Gun: Maverick will arrive on the platform but you will need this service to get it then!

How to watch Top Gun: Maverick in UK cinemas

Tom Cruise as Pete Mitchell in Top Gun Maverick
Tom Cruise as Pete Mitchell in Top Gun Maverick YouTube/Paramount Pictures UK

Top Gun: Maverick was given a wide release on 25th May 2022, meaning it is available to watch in just about every mainstream and independent cinema you can think of.

In the UK, fans can watch Top Gun: Maverick at Odeon, Cineworld, Vue and other cinema chains and venues.

The film is also screening in IMAX and 4DX screens.

Top Gun: Maverick's original premiere date of 24th June 2020 was delayed by nearly two years as a result of the pandemic, with the movie's UK cinema release date pushed back to May 2022.

What are critics saying about Top Gun: Maverick?

Jennifer Connelly in Top Gun: Maverick
Jennifer Connelly as Penny in Top Gun: Maverick YouTube/Paramount Pictures UK

Top Gun: Maverick currently has a critics score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes who rate the film as "Fresh", while 99% of audience members who rated the film agreed.

The critical consensus reads: "Top Gun: Maverick pulls off a feat even trickier than a 4G inverted dive, delivering a long-belated sequel that surpasses its predecessor in wildly entertaining style."

It is certainly hard to disagree - so go see the film and let us know what you think!

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