The great power comes great responsibility, and in the case of Spider-Man: Homecoming, a whole new orchestral score.
Spider-Man’s first feature film adventures (unless you count the 1970s TV movies) were scored by Danny Elfman, whose operatic use of a string section prepared audiences for a rousing, dramatic crowdpleaser. Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man movies were scored by James Horner and, in the sequel, Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams and Johnny Marr and The Magnificent Six (a.k.a. Michael Einziger and Junkie XL), but those themes had less of an impact.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will have a new score by Michael Giacchino, one of the better musical storytellers working in the industry, whose credits include The Incredibles, the rebooted Star Trek franchise, Doctor Strange and Rogue One. So we expected something thrilling and classical.
What we didn’t expect… was THIS.
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) May 19, 2017
Is it a joke? Listen bud, we don’t care. If this was actually the official score to Spider-Man: Homecoming we’d be happy, because it turns out that the brassy theme from the 1960s Spider-Man cartoons sounds fucking EPIC when filtered through the mind of Michael Giacchino.
We’ll find out if this really the official score of Spider-Man: Homecoming or just some sort of tease or Easter Egg when the film debuts on July 7, 2017!
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