spider-manMarvel Studios president confirmed during a Q&A this past week at the University of Southern California (USC) following a screening of Doctor Strange that Michael Giacchino will be scoring the studio’s upcoming feature Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film is directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) and stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. The movie follows a young Peter Parker as he begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero. Feige (The Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor) is producing the project with Amy Pascal (Ghostbusters). It marks Giacchino’s second movie for Marvel following Doctor Strange, which opened in the U.S. this week. The composer also scored the fanfare for the studio’s new logo, which was introduced with Doctor Strange. Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to be released on July 7, 2017 by Sony Pictures. (via Reddit)

Giacchino’s upcoming projects also include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes, Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2 and Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry.

  1. Macejko says:

    “Yeah, let’s just keep using the only composer in Hollywood who still doesn’t hate our guts.”
    – Kevin Feige, probably.

  2. BB says:

    ‘re Upset, son? You thought what? That would put the “six magnificent” to do the score? Not here! Here is a job for ONE COMPOSER!


  3. Everan says:

    I’d figured people would be happy that hs’s in but nope, just hateful crap comments. Sad really, kinda pathetic too. You guys really need to start enjoying and less hating and crapping on other people.

  4. Michael says:

    I’m not surprised. It seemed like Marvel wanted Giacchino to replace Tyler as their main composer for Phase 3 after they ditched everything Tyler established on Phase 2 due to the schedule clash with Fast And Furious 7’s scoring sessions.

    It will be interesting to see if Giacchino will use Jackman’s Spiderman theme and develop it like Elfman reworked the Avengers theme on Age Of Ultron, or if he’ll write a new theme. Doctor Strange was great even though the theme sounded just like the Star Trek one, so we’ll see how Giacchino will tackle Spider-Man.

  5. bucknasty says:

    BOO! Should have went to Zimmer! His work on ASM2 was the best Spidey music. Giacchino will just make it sound like a Disneyfest. Epic fail!

    • Ben says:

      Really? I mean, REALLY? It would have made no sense.
      Not only because Marvel Studios wishes to clearly separate from the TASM movies, but also because Hans Zimmer clearly stated that he’s done with comic book movies. So what would be the point ? He was even tired of Batman v. Superman because he didn’t know how to reinvent the score of Batman (even though he claimed there were so many possibilities while working on the Dark Knight trilogy…) so why on earth would he work on Spider-Man: Homecoming?

      Not to mention that honestly, his score is not memorable on TASM 2 if you remove Electro’s theme (which is three quarters of the score anyway).

      Marvel Studios scores happen to be pretty bland. Apart from a few themes, not much has been really epic and enjoyable to hear. Considering that Hans Zimmer can be reaaally lazy, I think his work with Marvel Studios would have been forgettable. Perhaps Michael Giacchino won’t do any better, after all his Doctor Strange score is certainly not his best, but he may have more liberty (and time) for Spider-Man.

      • Justin Boggan says:

        And Zimmer’s Spider-Man score being the best Spider-Man score? WTF? I feel like Kyle in “South Park” tilting his head and saying, “Reaaallly???”

        It’s last-place junk, behind all the others, with Elfman’s first Spidy score in first place.

        • Carlos says:

          Zimmer’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is terrible, but I really like the last track (“You’re that Spider Guy”).

          Aside from it, the music for him has been consistently good, with some great scores by Elfman, Young and Horner. So, Giacchino has a lot to live up to.

    • Brent says:

      Disagreed, his theme was terrible!

    • KWU says:

      Are you kidding? Zimmer himself said he was done scoring superhero movies.

  6. petr says:

    It’s amazing to read the amount of gossip, half-truths, falsehoods and overall negativity in the comments section of this site. Before you publicly express your opinions, you ought to give some careful thought to that rising feeling of jealousy and insecurity from which most of these opinions are born. Sorry if your film composing career isn’t what you wanted it to be. Successful people spread positivity and support; unsuccessful people spread negativity. Hats off to the successful and hard-working film composers actively working today.

  7. Felix Röhrig says:

    Michael Giacchino is for me the best option since I’ve listened to Doctor Strange I know he can compose Hero movies 🙂

  8. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    Somehow I´m not surprised to hear this. It seems that people like Giacchino, Jackman and Tyler are the “composers-of-choice” for that kind of stuff. Well, let´s not forget Martinez for “Wolverine 3” and Mothersbaugh for “Thor: Ragnarök”. Everything´s better than JXL!

  9. Roger says:

    Zimmer’s electro theme is godly