Prime Gun: Maverick has develop into the most recent Hollywood movie to have its launch delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The much-anticipated sequel was set to be launched on 24 June – 34 years after the 1986 unique.
It’ll now debut in cinemas on 23 December.
Tom Cruise, who’s returning as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, mentioned followers must wait “just a little longer” to see his much-loved naval aviator head again to the skies.
The actor, 57, mentioned on Twitter: “I do know a lot of you could have waited 34 years.
“Sadly, it is going to be just a little longer. Prime Gun: Maverick will fly this December. Keep secure, everybody.”
The movie will see Val Kilmer reprise his function as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, whereas Jon Hamm, Lewis Pullman and Charles Parnell will make their debuts.
Filming in Venice for the most recent Mission: Unattainable 7, which additionally stars Cruise, was stopped in February over coronavirus fears in northern Italy.
Cruise was not on set when the choice was made to halt filming.
Different main movie releases have been postponed until 2021.
Spider-Man spin-off Morbius, the most recent instalment within the Ghostbusters franchise and Peter Rabbit 2 will launch within the US subsequent 12 months somewhat than in the summertime, Sony has confirmed.
The brand new James Bond outing No Time To Die, which had been attributable to launch within the UK this week, and Disney blockbusters Mulan and Black Widow have additionally been delayed.