The bomber jacket from Better and the one in The Maverick look more familiar in international trailers these days, according to a report in luck. It appears that two flag marks on the back of the jacket – representing Taiwan and Japan – have been returned to their original places.
Flags were missing or obscured in a 2019 trailer for Top Gun: Maverick leading some observers to speculate that the images had been removed to appease Chinese censorship. luck cites Taiwan news As an indication that a newer trailer has returned the original flag emblems to the jacket.
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Within Better Cosmos, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from Tom Cruise wears the jacket in honor of his late father, who wore the jacket when he was a member of the US Navy. The dress appeared in the cinema for the first time in the 1986 Better Movie.
The 2019 Trailer for Top Gun: MaverickThe jacket appears to have emblems that look a bit like the original flags.
According to Vice World News, Hong Kong film critic Ho Siu Bun called the re-flags “unprecedented”, saying, “The major film studios have never been shy about pandering to the Chinese market. Even if it’s a simple scene, editing is very expensive. So no Anyone know why they changed it again.”
The Daily Mail noted some negative reactions on social media to bring the situation back to how it was, quoting a Chinese commentator as saying, “Okay, don’t take our money. We will watch the pirated version.”
Top Gun: Maverick Producers have not commented on this issue.
Below is a 2019 tweet showing a screenshot of the jacket without the flags:
A new Top Gun movie will be released. And Maverick is wearing the same leather jacket – only this time the CCP agreed, so the spots of the Japanese and Taiwan flags (screenshot on the right from the new trailer) are gone… pic.twitter.com/gUxFNFNUKX
– Mark Mackinnon (@markmackinnon) July 19, 2019