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Thanks to Star-Lord's trusted Walkman and pair of bright orange headphones, we can be sure that the soundtrack to James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy will be packed with all kinds of great '70s rock hits - and we've already gotten a taste of that from the trailers. Tracks like" Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" and "Hooked On A Feeling" by Blue Swede have accented the previously released marketing materials and have done a great job of marrying space opera imagery with a fun and upbeat tone. So what would happen if you applied that exact same music with another film? Maybe one of the most popular sci-fi franchises of all time? Enter this new video that remixes Star Wars with Marvel Studio's upcoming comic book movie blockbuster.
Obviously this trailer has the advantage of being cut in a more modern context and includes footage not just from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, but also from the rest of the original trilogy. That said, it's still quite a bit more exciting than Star Wars' original theatrical trailer back in 1977:
Beyond just this remix, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars both have something very interesting in common: they both now exist under the ever-growing Walt Disney Company label. Guardians was first announced just a few months prior to the sale of LucasFilm to Disney, but what was interesting about its announcement was how it came at a time when the family-friendly studio seemed to be desperately looking for some kind of big science-fiction franchise to call their own. Experiments like John Carter and Tron Legacy didn't pan out, and while Guardians of the Galaxy looks like it could be on the path to box office success this summer, now Disney has the biggest trump card of all in its back pocket and scheduled to launch in December 2015.
Star Wars: Episode VII - which still lacks a title after all these months of development - is currently in production and will not only bring back franchise stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, but also newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. We still don't really know much what to expect from it, but stay tuned for more news about the film and check out Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters on August 1st.