‘Top Gun: Maverick’: Missing Taiwanese Flag On Tom Cruise’s Jacket Sparks Controversy

The official Top Gun: Maverick trailer caused controversy after viewers noticed a key difference between Tom Cruise’s jacket in the original film and his new outfit in the sequel.

Last Thursday, Paramount debuted the first official Top Gun: Maverick trailer at San Diego Comic-Con and while the preview was well-received, a controversy arose after fans noticed changes to the jacket worn by Tom Cruise’s Pete Mitchell. In the original Top Gun, Tom Cruise’ jacket featured two patches of the Japanese and Taiwanese flag on the back, which seem to have been replaced by unidentifiable symbols with the same color scheme.

Fans are now speculating the decision to change Tom Cruise’s jacket was made to appease Beijing, considering both the tense relationship it has with Taiwan and Japan as well as China’s rise as the second-largest film market. The choice to alter Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick jacket could also have been made due to the sequel being co-financed by Tencent Pictures, the film division of Chinese internet company Tencent.

Top Gun: Maverick follows Tom Cruise’s Pete Mitchell guiding a new generation of pilots, including a young man named Bradley Bradshaw, the son of  Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, who died tragically in the first film.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski from a script written by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Ashley Edward Miller, and Zack Stentz, Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, and Ed Harris.

Top Gun: Maverick will be released in theaters on June 26, 2020.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘Spider-Man’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Suits For Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

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pider-Man Far From Home Jake Gyllenhaal MysterioNew Spider-Man: Far From Home concept art reveals alternate costume designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.

Marvel fans have been clamoring to see Mysterio in a live-action film ever since the release of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie. Nearly two decades later, Mysterio finally made his way into a Spider-Man film with the release of Marvel Studios and Sony's Far From Home, with Jake Gyllenhaal portraying the classic Spidey foe.

While the writers incorporated elements of previous Marvel Studios films for the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio, this take on the character was largely faithful to the source material, especially in terms of the villain's costume design. However, new concept illustrations reveal alternate designs for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio suit were considered, some of which are notably different from the comic book outfit with entirely different color schemes.

You can check out the first concept illustration of Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio costume below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery.

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

What do you think of these concept designs? Which alternate costume design is your favorite? Would any of them be a better suit for Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Here is the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters! Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Source: Marvel

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

Spider-Man Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio

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