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'Top Gun: Maverick' to appear at San Diego Comic-Con, Deadline reports

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 15:24:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The need for speed will reportedly hit San Diego Comic-Con this year.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media are planning to bring "Top Gun: Maverick" to San Diego for this year's convention, according to entertainment website Deadline. Skydance was not able to confirm the report to 10News.

It's unclear which actors from the film could potentially appear to promote the film, or what type of presence the film will have.

Last year, Paramount offered a look at the latest "Transformers" film installment "Bumblebee" to fans in Hall H. Actor Tom Cruise hasn't appeared at Comic-Con since 2013, when Warner Bros. brought "Edge of Tomorrow" to the grand panel stage.

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"Top Gun" was recently in San Diego for filming and Cruise was spotted on set at Naval Base Coronado. Of course, the first film's history in San Diego is well known. The famed Kansas City BBQ, featured in "Top Gun," is a mere walk down the street from the convention center.

Last week, a F-14 fighter used for filming the sequel was transported through the streets of Coronado to East San Diego County. The week of Comic-Con, Rooftop Cinema at downtown's Manchester Grand Hyatt, is scheduled to screen "Top Gun."

Paramount also shared footage of the film at CineEurope this week, Deadline reported. So the speculation isn't completely outlandish and certainly has fans buzzing.

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San Diego Comic-Con begins July 17 with Preview Night and runs until Sunday, July 21.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is due in theaters June 26, 2020.