Listen to a Preview of Michael Giacchino’ ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Score
There have been five Spider-Man movies to date, and more than that many Spider-Man composers. Danny Elfman wrote the music for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and Christopher Young built on his themes for Spider-Man 3. Marc Webb brought in James Horner to score The Amazing Spider-Man and Hans Zimmer and the “Magnificent Six,” a supergroup that included Pharrell, Johnny Marr, and Junkie XL, for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
For Spider-Man: Homecoming, director Jon Watts simplified things a little bit and brought in Michael Giacchino, the composer of Up, Star Trek, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Inside Out, to write his music. Ahead of the film’s premiere in just a couple weeks, a suite of Giacchino’s Spidey music, which is a little different than past Spidey themes, is up on YouTube.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
I like Giacchino’s choices, although I think I still like his version of the classic Spider-Man cartoon theme with a full orchestra even better. Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theaters on July 7.