Paramount CEO Talks Streaming Paramount+ Prepares for Debut of TOP GUN: MAVERICK

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Paramount CEO Talks Streaming Paramount+ Prepares for Debut of TOP GUN: MAVERICK

By Movieguide® Staff

After its historic run in theaters and at the box office, TOP GUN: MAVERICK will soon be available on streaming through Paramount+.

The sequel to the 1986 classic, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, currently sits at just under $1.5 billion worldwide. To boost Paramount+ ratings, investors questioned whether Paramount Global would choose to discontinue Showtime’s streaming service.

Paramount CEO Bob Bakish did not confirm or deny any future plans regarding the Showtime service but said that: “We should have that conversation, though it is not like we have made a decision to do something on such and such a date.”

“I guarantee you media will continue to evolve, I guarantee you our product line will continue to evolve and get better,” he added.

Paramount previously added Showtime programming content into the main Paramount+ app for users who are subscribed to both services. However, the Showtime app remains a separate option.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK enthralled audiences worldwide with its realistic ariel stunts and continuation of the story of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, played by Tom Cruise.

According to Bakish, Paramount seeks to create content that appeals to the masses.

“You look at our content, we are not a coastal company, we didn’t win a lot of Emmys, we represent the masses,” Bakish said.

Despite Paramount+ following other streamers’ footsteps regarding their pricing, Bakish said they still plan to offer competitive pricing and stay below industry leaders like Netflix.

“The reality is pricing is going to move up,” he said. “We are at a good value price point, I don’t want to be the price leader, i.e. the one that is most expensive. We will tuck in behind other people raising price. Like Disney, like Netflix, we will raise price over time.”

A portion of Movieguide®’s review of TOP GUN: MAVERICK reads:

TOP GUN: MAVERICK is a sequel to the popular 1986 hit starring Tom Cruise. Cruise plays Pete “Maverick” Mitchell who after 30 years as a fighter pilot is now a test pilot. After he crashes a supersonic jet, Maverick is sent to the Top Gun school in San Diego to pick six fighter pilots for a dangerous mission to bomb a uranium enrichment plant in a foreign country. He faces two major obstacles. First, the mission looks impossible. Second, one candidate is the son of his late friend, Goose, who died on a training flight with Maverick.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK is a terrific, powerful, exciting movie. It’s full of high drama and heart-pounding action scenes. This role was made for Tom Cruise. He gets great support from Miles Teller as Goose’s son and Jennifer Connelly as Maverick’s romantic interest. TOP GUN: MAVERICK has a strong moral, Pro-American, patriotic worldview. It also tells a strong redemptive story leading to sacrifice, forgiveness and reconciliation. However, TOP GUN: MAVERICK is marred by too many obscenities and three strong profanities. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong or extreme caution.