Maverick is due to a pro-US theme, according to a Chinese investor

Maverick is due to a pro-US theme, according to a Chinese investor ...

Top Gun was initially released on May 16, 1986, and it became a pop culture success. Few films remained as definitive as a sequel to Top Gun, although the industry was engulfed by uncertainty. A Chinese investor recently bailed on Top Gun: Maverick owing to a pro-U.S. sentiment.

TCEHY, a Chinese tech titan, agreed to co-finance the film in 2019, hoping for a box office success. Nevertheless, when Top Gun: Maverick opens this weekend, it will do so without any funding from Tencent and will make no mention of the Chinese company that previously boasted about the role in the picture.

Tencent executives took out of the $170 million Paramount Pictures production because they were concerned that Communist Party officials in Beijing would be furious about the company''s affiliation with a military film. As relations between the US and China deteriorated, the association with a pro-American tale became more active.

Top Gun: Maverick, a film that once reflected increased connections between China and Hollywood, has become a fresh symbol of larger conflicts between the United States and China in over three years. Chinese businessmen have evolved from eager to finance Hollywood projects to avoid them.

Western companies are changing from an exciting growing market with 1.5 billion consumers to a sluggish era. The Chinese distribution of Maverick has been denied, making it the latest in a long line of prominent Hollywood films to be denied a release in the country.

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