The films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have never been known for their musical scores. Rather, their focus has always been on their heroes, portraying them with charm and heroism that endears them to audiences (though sadly the same care isn’t given to their villains). However, this has not stopped Marvel from recruiting some top-notch musical talent, including Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones), Alan Silvestri (The Avengers), and Henry Jackman (Kingsman: The Secret Service). Now, the MCU can add a new name to its roster. Michael Giaachino has been confirmed to work on the score for Spider Man: Homecoming.
At a special UCLA screening of Doctor Strange, Kevin Feige (accidentally?) let slip that Giacchino would be returning to score the web-slinger’s origin story for the MCU, second-guessing himself by saying:
“We announced that, right? I really hope we announced that.”
Well, as it turns out, they had not…until now. But its not as if he just spoiled the movie or something so I doubt anyone will care.
The reaction to Spider Man’s debut in Captain America: Civil War was overwhelmingly positive. This gives his solo film the opportunity to hit the ground running, and a captivating score certainly would serve in getting audiences wrapped up in the story. Michael Giacchino is an excellent choice to do that.
Michael Giacchino has previously done the score for the recently released Doctor Strange, but he already has an impressive body of work. From movies like Star Trek, Jupiter Ascending, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, to video games like the Call of Duty franchise and many more projects. He’s even set to score this December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
As a fan of Giacchino’s work, I look forward to hearing his vision of what a Spider Man film should sound like.
Spider Man: Homecoming comes out on July 7th, 2017