By publishing details of the Top Gun: Maverick screening and the Tom Cruise special tribute, Cannes has validated our story from last month. With the global premiere in San Diego, this is intended to be the film’s international premiere. The festival has issued a press release, which may be found below:
“Tom Cruise will attend the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2022, for the debut of Top Gun: Maverick, which will be released in France on May 25 and in the United States on May 26. At the Festival, a particular tribute to Tom Cruise’s career will be paid.
Maverick, the Top Gun hero, will be released in theaters around the world, and Tom Cruise will return to the Cannes Film Festival, where he has only appeared once before: on May 18, 1992, for Ron Howard’s Far and Away, the 45th Festival’s closing film. He had given the Palme d’Or to filmmaker Bille August for his picture The Best Intentions earlier that evening.
On May 18, 2022, exactly thirty years later, the Festival de Cannes will honor him with a special tribute for his lifetime achievements. Tom Cruise will hold an on-stage talk with journalist Didier Allouch in the afternoon, then stroll up the stairs of the Palais des Festivals for the night premiere of Top Gun: Maverick”