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‘Pirated it long ago’: Fans Troll Tom Cruise for Making Paramount Wait for Months as Top Gun: Maverick Hits Paramount+


The latest installment of the Top Gun franchise sees Tom Cruise return to the iconic role of Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mithcell. Although Tog Gun: Maverick made it big on theatre screens, it failed to get much attention on OTT platforms.

Following the news that the movie was available to stream on Paramount+ months after its theatre premiere, fans trolled Tom Cruise and the movie along with it. Hinting at the method of piracy and other means, the fans reminded Tom Cruise that he was simply…too late.

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick (2022).
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick (2022).

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick Trolled For Delayed Release

Tom Cruise found much love and adoration when Top Gun: Maverick was revealed to the public in theaters. The movie was a sequel to the 1986 classic hit Top Gun and had every bit of nostalgia that the people wanted.

Tom Cruise in the first Top Gun (1986).
Tom Cruise in the first Top Gun (1986).

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The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, went on to receive a whopping 96% on Rotten Tomatoes following its release in theaters on 27th May 2022. With a strong rating of 8.4/10 on IMDB, the film managed to baffle and shock the audiences with its theatre strength that would not decrease. 7 months after the release of the movie, it gets an OTT platform to stream digitally. Paramount+ became the go-to OTT platform for anyone who wishes to stream Top Gun: Maverick, but the news came with some trolling.

Fans took to Twitter to troll the much-delayed OTT release of the film and joked that they pirated the movie weeks/months ago and would not pay more to watch it again.

Pirated or not, the movie managed to rake in a heavy amount of dollars as it earned a whopping $1.418 billion in its global box office run. The film was also enchanted with a star-studded cast of Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, and more. In his note to especially thank the fans, veteran actor Tom Cruise jumped out of a plane to show gratitude for the love that the people had shown for Top Gun: Maverick!

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When Tom Cruise Thanked The Fans By Jumping Off An Airplane

Tom Cruise is known for his crazy stunts.
Tom Cruise is known for his crazy stunts.

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Following the success of Top Gun: Maverick, the veteran actor recently filmed himself jumping off an airplane in a video thanking the fans. While filming the upcoming Mission Impossible movie, Tom Cruise shouts into the camera that he didn’t want the year to end without thanking his fans.

“Hey everyone, here we are over stunning South Africa, and we’re filming ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’ parts one and two. I didn’t want the year to end without thanking you all for coming out to the theaters, and thank you for supporting ‘Top Gun: Maverick. Thank you for allowing us to entertain you. It truly is the honor of a lifetime. I’m running out of altitude, so I have to get back to work – we have to get this shot – you have a very safe and happy holiday, we’ll see you at the movies.”

With these last lines, the actor jumps off the plane and free-falls to the ground while lazily cruising through the air. Tom Cruise has been known to involve himself in various kinds of dangerous stunts throughout his years and he doesn’t seem to wish to stop.

Top Gun: Maverick is now available to stream on Paramount+.

Source: CultureCrave

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.