TOP GUN SHARES SNEAK PEEK AT FOOTAGE: European exhibitors got the first look at Paramount/Skydance’s hotly anticipated Top Gun: Maverick. The reboot, which is set to drop next summer, was introduced by Mark Viane, President of International Theatrical Distribution and Mary Daily, Co-President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, came out kitted in full flight gear to offer the brief snapshot. Attendees were sworn to secrecy, but were reportedly “blown away,” per Deadline. Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller, Glen Powell and Manny Jacintostar star in the reboot.
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA ANNOUNCES NEXT BROADWAY SHOW: Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip hop theatrical improv show co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2004, will make its Broadway bow in September. The show will begin previews at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on Friday, September 13, with an official opening on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The limited run ends January 5, 2020. “15 years ago, when Freestyle Love Supreme was first developed, the idea of bringing our little improv show to Broadway seemed completely out of the realm of possibility,” said co-creators Thomas Kail and Miranda in a statement. “But it is out of that improbability that FLS has found this new home, thanks to legions of loyal fans – first at Ars Nova, at various festivals around the world, then with one-off shows, and most recently with our off-Broadway run last winter. We’ve had many of our happiest and most fulfilling creative moments working on FLS and are excited to see its next chapter unfold at the Booth Theatre.”
ALL EYES ON THE NEW ADAM SANDLER MOVIE: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s Murder Mystery has been watched by 30.9 million accounts in three days, Netflix reports. The mega-streamer says it was the biggest opening weekend ever for one of its originals. The Agatha Christie-eque mystery drew about 13.37 million viewers in North America, with the balance abroad.
AVENGERS TO GET RE-RELEASE: Avengers: Endgame fans can head back to the theater to see new footage, Marvel president Kevin Feige is telling reporters. “Not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie,” Feige told ScreenRant. “If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.” The Disney film already broke numerous box office records in its original release, becoming the second-highest grossing film of all time, behind James Cameron's Avatar.