To coincide with the release of Top Gun: Maverick, The Late Late Show host James Corden met up with Tom Cruise to take a celebratory flight. But it was no ordinary flight, with Cruise piloting a vintage fighter plane and Corden afraid of crawling into its cockpit, let alone engaging in a dogfight. Then it’s time for Top Gun school.
Awesome Top Gun
What happens when you replace the F-14A Tomcats in Top Gun with X-Wing Fighters? Movie magic. Jackson McKay combined the Kenny Loggins’ classic Danger Zone with footage from Star Wars episodes IV through IX and Rogue One, giving us the only Star Wars soundtrack that works even better than one by John Williams.
33 years after the release of the flyboy classic, Maverick is back, and he’s got no plans to give up his love of flying fighter jets despite unmanned drones horning in on his action. Tom Cruise looks as good as ever as he flies fancy jets, and helps mentor Goose’s son, played by Miles Tiller.