Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise Accepts Mission To Save Warner Bros. Discovery With New Deal

If you loved Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Top Gun: Maverick, you’ll be seeing a lot more of him, with Warner Bros. Discovery breaking the news that Cruise will develop and produce films for the company in a new deal.

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The deal will see Cruise develop and star in franchise and original films for the company while remaining non-exclusive, though Warner Bros. hopes to tap into his appeal to raise viewership rates. Top Gun: Maverick, which Cruise starred in, brought audiences back into theatres and according to renowned director Steven Spielberg, “saved Hollywood” after the pandemic with a US$1.5 billion gross worldwide.

“We are on a mission to bring Warner Bros. back – we have the best resources, storytelling IP, and talent in the business – and we need to bring Tom Cruise back to Warner Bros,” said Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav.

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Cruise also shared his enthusiasm for the project, remarking that he has “great respect and admiration for David, Pam [Abdy], Mike, and the entire team at Warner Bros. Discovery and their commitment to movies, movie fans, and the theatrical experience… I look forward to making great movies together!” Both Abdy and Michael De Luca, referred to Mike in Cruise’s statement, are co-chairs of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group.

In the meantime, the actor will return to the big screen in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two, which is set to release in 2025 after delays due to the WGA strike.