Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun

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"Top Gun" fans have already been waiting for more than 30 years for a sequel, and now they're going to have to add another one.

The release date for "Top Gun: Maverick" has been pushed back, Deadline reports. The Tom Cruise-starring film was scheduled to open on July 12, 2019, but now it is reportedly moving to June 26, 2020. And so the waiting continues.

It's not all bad news, though. The extra time is to ensure the movie's in-air action scenes will be excellent, according to Deadline's sources. We suspect fans will agree that's not a part of the film that should be rushed. Maverick's return to the skies has to be spectacular.

The aerial stunts were among the best parts of "Top Gun." They helped make it a big commercial success when it was released in 1986, not to mention earn the film a lasting place in fans' hearts. As much as another year's wait might be frustrating, we expect we'll be grateful in the long run.

Make sure you mark your calendar with the new date for "Top Gun: Marverick."

[via: Deadline]