These 'Top Gun: Maverick' Zoom Backgrounds Deliver a Videoconference Victory


Everyone has his or her own stress points as we endure the work-from-home coronavirus quarantine -- even sports and entertainment lovers. Will the NBA come back and finish its season? Will there even be a baseball season? How long before everyone admits that bedroom jam sessions streamed from an iPhone are no substitute for actual live music?

And when, exactly, will we all get to see "Top Gun: Maverick?" As of this writing, Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures are holding on to their June 24th release date. All promotions are obviously on hold and the team behind the film are scrambling to figure out new ways to keep Maverick on our minds.

Meanwhile, many people who are working from home for the first time have been roped into using the videoconference app Zoom to keep in touch with their co-workers. Schools are holding classes over Zoom and there are even a few family reunions and a lot of virtual cocktail parties happening via the app.

So what’s the perfect nexus of desperate movie promoters and telework requirements? Paramount is helping you up your Zoom game with three different "Top Gun: Maverick" custom backgrounds so you can shock your friends or coworkers when you jump on a video call. Check them out in the tweet embedded above or you can just use this Dropbox link to download them right away.

Plot details for "Top Gun: Maverick" are mostly secret at this point, but it appears to be the story of the world's oldest Navy aviator and his attempts to pound some sense into a younger generation who have no idea how much more challenging it was back in the day when real fighter pilots flew F-14s and prepared for war against the USSR.

Stay tuned for more "Top Gun: Maverick" news as we wait and wait some more.

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