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The ‘Top Gun’ theme takes ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer to the next level

This fits together way too well.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Apr 30, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:53 pm CDT

Sometimes, a movie trailer is the perfect fit for the most unexpected soundtrack imaginable. For Avengers: Age of Ultron it was Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” and for Star Wars: The Force Awakens it’s the music from Top Gun.

This awesome mashup trailer combines The Force Awakens with the classic 1980s guitar track, plus a Top Gun-style Star Wars logo. Obviously the peak moment is when Oscar Isaac’s X-Wing pilot character appears, since he’s obviously the Tom Cruise of this whole operation.

There’s only one problem here. What are we going to do when Star Wars: Rogue One comes out? As a movie all about X-Wing pilots, it actually is the franchise’s answer to Top Gun. You have a year and a half to up your trailer mashup game, YouTube.

Screengrab via Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2015, 3:46 pm CDT