Paramount Pictures, the company behind the theater smash, “Top Gun: Maverick” may be in some legal trouble. The family of the original author who wrote an article that inspired the original “Top Gun” film is suing for damages. They’re suing for copywrite infringement stating that the movie company never reacquired the rights to make the sequel.
The family is seeking a portion of the money the film makes. The family says they were to reacquire the license to the story in 2020. That would be find for the movie company because it was set to be released in 2019, which means the completion of the film would have been done before that. The family is stating that the film wasn’t completed until 2021, which is after they’ve reacquired the license.
They’re looking to stop all sequels of the film or story and possibly have it yanked from theaters, although that doesn’t seem likely. We have more on this story and more in today’s Entertainment News!