We would never suggest any movie would be better off without a John Williams’ score. We wish he would make a soundtrack for our every day lives. That doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a Star Wars trailer set to a pop song though, like when someone edited a Solo trailer with the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” Now the newest film in the galaxy far, far away, which features Rey making an already iconic leap over a speeding ship, has been given an incredible special edit. Set to Blackway and Black Caviar’s “What’s up Danger,” this trailer for The Rise of Skywalker pays homage to another memorable jump. When Miles Morales finally took his leap of faith in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, it was superhero magic. We feel like we could fight a rancor after watching that.
This video comes from YouTube user Star Warship. We’re not exaggerating when we say it’s one of our favorite fan-cut trailers ever. Not only was Spider-Verse one of our favorite movies of 2018, it’s one of our favorite movies ever. No scene better captures why like Miles mustering up all of his courage and embracing his great power and great responsibility. Between his personal journey, the visuals, and the music, it’s an absolutely perfect movie moment. Seeing Rey make a leap that requires courage, skill, and an acceptance of her powers made us think of Miles too, tough we never could have guessed how perfectly “What’s Up Danger” would also fit into the galaxy far, far away.
That’s no knock on John Williams, obviously. Now we want someone to edit a Spider-Verse trailer with the Star Wars theme.
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