Movies - Top gun : Maverick : Paramount announces exclusive partnership with Youtube for global livestream 

By Mulder, 02 may 2022

Top Gun: Maverick is an American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger and written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, and Eric Warren Singer. It is the sequel to Top Gun (1986). It stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris, with Cruise and Val Kilmer reprising their roles from the first film. 

Paramount Global today announced an exclusive partnership with YouTube to livestream the world premiere event of the Paramount Pictures theatrical release, Top Gun: Maverick. Produced by MTV News and Velocity, MTV News correspondents Josh Horowitz, Dometi Pongo and Simone Boyce will host the livestream and provide fans at home with the opportunity to view real-time, exclusive content and red-carpet moments from the film’s San Diego premiere event on May 4th. Cast members and creative talent who will be in attendance include: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Joe Kosinski (Director), Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer), and more.

Paramount will leverage the power of its global YouTube footprint across its expansive portfolio of consumer brands to distribute the event in real-time to millions of subscribers of the MTV, Comedy Central, BET and additional Paramount brand channels. The event will utilize YouTube’s new Live Redirect feature and direct global audiences from nearly 150 Paramount branded YouTube channels to the livestream.

“Through our partnership with YouTube, for the first-time Paramount will fully capture the collective power of our global YouTube channels from our brands. The Top Gun franchise has a truly global reach and is loved by fans around the world, and through the livestream of Top Gun: Maverick’s premiere event, we’ll connect with audiences worldwide in an inclusive and engaging way,” said Lee Sears, Executive Vice President and Head of Velocity International, and General Manager of International Events, Digital, Ad sales & Integrated Marketing, Paramount Global.

"This livestream event is such a powerful and innovative use of Paramount's global reach across their network of YouTube channels," said Fede Goldenberg, Global Head of TV & Movie AVOD Partnerships, YouTube. "We're proud to partner with such an iconic brand on an experience that will delight fans around the world through exclusive access to the Top Gun: Maverick red carpet."

The partnership encompasses multiple touchpoints, with YouTube creators, such as Ian Boggs, attending the event’s red-carpet celebration in-person and offering subscribers exclusive behind-the-scenes moments. Regional channel managers across the globe will be interacting live with fans from the MTV YouTube channels in their native languages, to give fans a more engaging and inclusive global experience. The livestream will be promoted on Google TV carousel, and there will be an exclusive screening for creators later in May.

Fans can tune-in beginning May 4th at 3:30PM PST / 6:30PM EST, via Paramount’s branded channels around the world.

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2022, before its theatrical release in the United States on May 27, 2022, by Paramount Pictures. It was originally scheduled for release on July 12, 2019, but was postponed to allow the production to work out all the complex flight sequences. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and scheduling conflicts, the film experienced further delays.

Synopsis : 
After more than three decades as one of the U.S. Navy's top fighter pilots, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise) continues to push his limits as a test pilot. He refuses to move up in rank because it would force him to give up flying. He is tasked with training a detachment of young Top Gun graduates for a special mission that no pilot would ever imagine. On this mission, Maverick meets Lieutenant Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his late friend, navigator Nick "Goose" Bradshaw. Faced with an uncertain future, haunted by his ghosts, Maverick must confront his worst nightmares in a mission that will require the greatest sacrifices.

Top Gun: Maverick
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger
Written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, Eric Warren Singer
Based on Characters by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr.
Starring  Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris
Music by Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer
Cinematography : Claudio Miranda
Edited by Chris Lebenzon
Production company : Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, TC Productions, Tencent Pictures
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date : May 27, 2022 (United States), May 25, 2022 (France)

Photos : Copyright Paramount Pictures