Prince William and Kate Middleton are in the fast lane! After Tom Cruise heard the pair was interested in seeing the Top Gun sequel, the actor apparently arranged for it to happen at the IMAX cinema near London's Leicester Square.
“It’s a very unlikely movie premiere, but Tom made the offer after learning William is a fan. They happily accepted. Let’s face it, guests don’t get much more A-list!" a source told The Sun. “The rest of the cinema was shut to ensure privacy and William, Kate and a few other members of the royal family — plus a couple of very trusted friends — were the first to see it."
“Tom welcomed them and said he hoped they’d enjoy watching it as much as he’d enjoyed making it, and left them to it," the insider continued. “Apparently, it was met with royal approval — not least because William has been a military pilot himself so it’s pretty close to his heart. It’s also a mega-bucks film with some of the most incredible stunts ever performed on camera so it lives up to the hype.”
The movie, which is called Top Gun: Maverick, has been pushed back several times due to the ongoing pandemic.
The flick will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
"Tom Cruise will be in attendance in Cannes on May 18, 2022 for the screening of Top Gun: Maverick, scheduled for release on May 25 in France and May 27 in the U.S.," a release read. "The festival will also pay a special tribute to Tom Cruise for his career."