Launch the tires and light the fires – “Top Gun 2” has arrived. After years of development and then release date delays, “Top Gun: Maverick” is finally out, fulfilling a long-promised dream of Tom Cruise who was determined to reprise the character that catapulted him to superstardom. The late Tony Scott is sadly not in the director’s chair this time around, but Cruise is working with some familiar faces — his “Oblivion” filmmaker Joseph Kosinski is directing, while his “Mission: Impossible” and “Jack Reacher” cohort Christopher McQuarrie is co-writer and producer.

The sequel is racking up incredibly positive reviews and is on track for a huge weekend at the box office, but what exactly are the viewing options? Here’s how to watch “Top Gun: Maverick”

Is ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ in theaters or streaming?

“Top Gun: Maverick” was released exclusively in theaters – including Imax theaters – on May 27. As of the release date, it is not available to watch via streaming or any other home device. If you want to watch the sequel ASAP, you’ll need to head to a movie theater.

When will ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ air on Paramount+?

This is a good question, which is not easy to answer. While recent Paramount Pictures releases like “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and “Scream” premiered on Paramount+ 45 days after their theatrical release, Cruise lobbied to make an exception for “Top Gun: Maverick.” The actor and producer is aiming for a long theatrical window, and Paramount has agreed to keep the film exclusively in theaters more than 45 days.

So, to sum up, if Tom Cruise is successful, “Top Gun: Maverick” won’t be airing anytime soon.

What is “Top Gun: Maverick” about?

The sequel picks up in real time, decades after the events of the first film in which Cruise’s Maverick is enlisted to train a new group of young pilots. Always the hot shot, Maverick still ruffles a lot of feathers and rubs shoulders with familiar faces from the era.

Who is part of the cast of “Top Gun: Maverick”?

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer return as Maverick and Iceman, while Jennifer Connelly plays an old flame from Maverick’s past.

The set also includes Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Monica Barbaro, Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis and Manny Jacinto.

Where is the “Top Gun” stream?

You can stream the original “Top Gun” on Netflix and Paramount+.

Watch the trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick”