pharrell-williamsPharrell Williams revealed in a recent interview with Billboard that he has joined composer Hans Zimmer to score the upcoming superhero film sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Zimmer has previously been announced as the composer of the movie directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Sally Field, Chris Zylka, Marton Csokas and Felicity Jones. The sequel is produced by Avi Arad (X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk) and Matt Tolmach. Zimmer and Williams are taking over scoring duties on the series from James Horner who composed a widely acclaimed score for last year’s reboot. Williams has previously co-composed the Zimmer-produced score for the first Despicable Me and also contributed songs and themes for its sequel. He also collaborated with Zimmer on last year’s Oscar ceremony and performed drums on this year’s Man of Steel score for the composer. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on May 2, 2014 by Sony Pictures.

  1. tiago says:

    Why, why, why can’t Zimmer compose a score by his own? Why?

    • Raikeron says:

      he can, he just prefers to collaborate. He’s all about giving others experience.

      • ref says:

        Hans stated several years ago that he would move forward more as a producer of scores. Which is basically what he has done all along. This announcement supports the notion that he really does not compose anything more than certain themes. His 30 man crew gets all the real work done. This also enables Hans to “score” 10 films a year and hundreds of hours of music in all other media as well. In Hans’ world… It Takes A Village!

  2. Macejko says:

    This is the most retarded decision I have seen in a long time. Like, what did this guy do to deserve a co-composer credit?

    • Darrell says:

      I mean besides half a billion youtube views on videos from songs Pharrell has produced/written, and besides his two Grammy wins and 14 other Grammy nominations, and besides co-writing the two biggest songs of 2013 (Blurred Lines, Get Lucky), he hasn’t really done anything musically worth noting.

      • Ciccio says:

        So what?! He’s not a soundtrack composer.

        • Ds says:

          So? If he’s a good musician, why couldn’t he score a movie? Hopefully he’s going to bring something really new and original, like Daft Punk and M83 did.

        • Raikeron says:

          actually he is a soundtrack composer. He composed Despicable Me.

  3. Ciccio says:

    Hans Zimmer’s the tomb of soundtrack composition.

  4. Employee says:

    wow. that is big. and here i’m trying to draw things other than stick figures when shit like this is happening