A patch featuring the Taiwanese flag is back on the bomber jacket worn by Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun: Maverick (right). Photo: Twitter
A patch featuring the Taiwanese flag is back on the bomber jacket worn by Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun: Maverick (right). Photo: Twitter
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Why Taiwan fans are cheering Tom Cruise’s return as Top Gun star

  • Sequel shows Hollywood star wearing familiar bomber jacket from 1986 original bearing Taiwan’s flag, after the patch went missing in a 2019 trailer
  • Move to retain patch ‘unprecedented’, as major film studios have never been shy about pandering to mainland Chinese market, analyst says

A patch featuring the Taiwanese flag is back on the bomber jacket worn by Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun: Maverick (right). Photo: Twitter
A patch featuring the Taiwanese flag is back on the bomber jacket worn by Tom Cruise’s character in Top Gun: Maverick (right). Photo: Twitter
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