With the release of Top Gun Maverick and all the buzz surrounding the issue of the Taiwan flag on Maverick’s leather jacket, Hollywood former movie executive and author Chris Fenton kindly accepted to answer a few questions for this blog. Needless to say, I was extremely happy to be exchanging with the producer of one of my favorite movies, Iron Man 3.
Here is the content of our exchange.
Mr. Fenton, the last couple of years have been difficult for the United States on the world scene and many observers are pontificating about its supposed loss of power. Do you think Top Gun Maverick is a good shot in the arm of American patriotism?
100% yes. Hollywood content can be an extremely effective tool for soft power. Top Gun is the best example of that.
What is the recipe for the success of that iconic movie?
The star power of Tom Cruise and the brand awareness among global consumers of the original Top Gun film.
The Taiwan flag was not supposed to appear on Maverick’s jacket – from what I remember of the 2019 trailer. Could you tell us why the situation has changed?Continue reading “Top Gun Maverick and the Taiwanese flag – Exclusive interview with Chris Fenton”