Tom Cruise ‘left a rare copy of the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick in his bodyguard’s car’ before it was stolen in Birmingham last week
One of the world’s only copies of Top Gun: Maverick was reportedly stolen last week during a raid which saw thieves speed off in Tom Cruise’s bodyguard’s car in Birmingham.
While he was busy shooting scenes for the upcoming Mission: Impossible 7 movie, the Hollywood actor, 59, reportedly had thousands of pounds worth of luggage nicked on August 24.
The £100,000 BMW was snatched outside The Grand Hotel, where Tom has been staying. According to The Sun, the thieves used a scanner to clone the signal from the vehicle’s ignition fob.
Oh no! Tom Cruise ‘left a rare copy of the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick in his bodyguard’s car’ before it was stolen in Birmingham last week
Before the crime: The £100,000 BMW was snatched outside The Grand Hotel, where Tom has been staying
However, the Oscar nominee’s latest blockbuster is said to be worth a considerable amount more – a whopping £120 million.
Sources close to the Hollywood actor told The Sun: ‘That film’s been blighted by challenges but everyone involved is excited by how it’s come together. Finally the end’s in sight.
‘So, after all the hard work, the thought of it being leaked after Covid delays forced the release back to next year is devastating.
Busy bee: While he was shooting scenes for the upcoming Mission: Impossible 7 movie, the Hollywood actor, 59, reportedly had thousands of pounds worth of luggage stolen (pictured in 2018)
Shocking: Thieves reportedly used a scanner to clone the signal from the vehicle’s ignition fob
‘The only copies outside the studio vaults have now been assigned their own security when they are transported.
‘There’s too much riding on this not to do so.’
Fans who have been anticipating seeing the movie icon reprise his role as Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell will have to wait a bit longer, it was announced on Wednesday.
Pals: Tom (right) posed for a photo with BTP officers at Birmingham New Street station
Paramount Pictures said that it would be pushing the highly-anticipated Top Gun: Maverick from November 19, 2021 to May 27, 2022. Prior to that, it had been slated for a July 12, 2019 premiere.
The moves were made by the studio because it didn’t want to ‘cherry pick’ which movies would open in this current climate.
The report revealed the movie giant believes all of their projects and stars deserve the same box office consideration and positioning in the current marketplace.
Pushed back: Fans who have been anticipating seeing Tom Cruise reprising two of his most iconic roles will have to wait a bit longer
Box office: The report revealed the studio believes all of their projects and stars deserve the same box office consideration and positioning in the current marketplace
Paramount also made these moves after consulting with their global team regarding COVID-19 and the infectious Delta variant.
With the global box office outlook much brighter for 2022, the studio simply decided to maximize the potential for their current slate and move their movies to 2022.
The Top Gun sequel will now clash with Keanu Reeves and John Wick: Chapter 4 over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Delays: It has seen its fair share of delays over the years as it was originally slated for release on July 12, 2019
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