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Edgar Wright opens up about the possibility of getting a “dream text” to help with Top: Gun Maverick

Receiving a message from your friends can, in some cases, turn a good day into a great day. Nobody knows this better than writer and director Edgar Wright, who recently revealed that he received what he considered a “dream text” in the recent past. It took just a moment Top Gun: Maverickone of 2022 new movie releases sending Wright on a joyous quest to make one of the film’s scenes absolutely perfect.

Wright revealed this story while promoting his BBC teacher class in an interview with THR . Recalling a time in 2020 where he got to see the continuation of Tom Cruise’s legacy before the world, the last night in Soho the director has been given a special assignment. As you can read below, it was a task that Edgar Wright was absolutely cut out for:

I didn’t have any [other] notes on Top Gun: Maverick. I first saw it in 2020. Chris McQuarrie and Tom Cruise showed it to me, and it was pretty much the movie that came out, minus the Lady Gaga song. And in terms of Foghat, they needed a song. My dream lyrics was for Chris McQuarrie to say, “Hey, we need a new song for the bar scene in Top Gun: Maverick.” How do you think it is …? And it was like, ‘Oh, give me 45 minutes!’ I think I still have that playlist on Spotify; it was the “Bar Maverick”. So these things are just fun for me.

Leave it in the hands of the director who edited the incredibly orderable child driver soundtrack to come and save the day with music. With Edgar Wright specifically consulted to help guide one of the Top Gun: Maverick the scenes involving the bar run by Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connolly) helped make this setting a hub for the film’s most important characters. It also helps that Wright probably won more fans by selecting Foghat’s “Slow Ride” as one of the songs to do so.

Although in the context of this interview, the fact that Christopher McQuarrie asked Edgar Wright for notes on the matter Top Gun: Maverick it’s even more fun. Asked for notes on McQuarrie’s previous film, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Wright suggested cutting 15 minutes, much to the chagrin of the writer / director. Maybe that kind of criticism could have saved Songs re-recorded by Kenny Loggins which has not become of Nonconformist final cut.

With Edgar Wright looking to a precedent upper barrel 2 size, you have to wonder how impressed he must have been when he first heard “Hold My Hand”. Being the musically minded man that he is, he was probably doubly impressed with realizing how and where. Lady Gaga’s song appears on the score for Top Gun: Maverick. Possessing an ear and an eye for his flights of musical fantasy, Mr. Wright surely knows another designer’s jukebox and touches like that must have made him smile.

Top Gun: Maverick may not currently be available with a Paramount + subscription , but the 1986 original definitely is. At the moment, you can only buy or rent the sequel through PVOD or view it at a cinema near you. However, home entertainment enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the physical copy of Dissident from 1 November. If you want to learn more about Edgar Wright’s music selection process, you can check out his last night in Soho Interview with ReelBlend to go deeper into this topic.

Source: Cinemablend

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