Michael Giacchino Will Score ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
While most of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have managed to please audiences and critics alike, in recent months, Marvel’s movie soundtracks have come under fire for their lack of creativity. Last month, for example, the popular video essay channel Every Frame a Painting devoted an entire video to this subject, beginning with a demonstration that your average moviegoer cannot recall a single theme from their favorite superhero movies. This is why fans were so happy when Michael Giacchino was added to Doctor Strange; at least this way there would be some musical skills to match all those trippy visuals.
And since his music was a rousing success — to my ears, anyways — it looks like Marvel has decided to bring him back for their most important project to date: Spider-Man: Homecoming. Giacchino’s involvement in Spider-Man: Homecoming actually began as a rumor on Reddit (via ComicBookMovie.com), where a user claimed that Marvel boss Kevin Feige let Giacchino’s involvement slip during a Q&A session following a public screening of Doctor Strange. The rumor then made the rounds on most of comic book and Marvel movie sites until Giacchino finally confirmed his involvement on social media this morning.
Giacchino is the brightest new star in the world of movie soundtracks; in 2016 alone, the composer wrote the scores for Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, giving him something of a fanboy hat trick as far as major franchises are concerned. He has worked in blockbuster movies, television programs, and video games, making him one of those rare composers who is less known for a signature style than for the breadth of his musical skills. As Danny Elfman’s original Spider-Man theme remains one of the highlights of the comic book movies, we should all look forward to hearing what kind of playful new Spider-Man theme Giacchino dreams up.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters on July 7, 2017.