After having scored for both Batman and Superman, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer has now turned to the next most popular superhero of all time — good ol’ Spidey. Sony Pictures announced this week that the German composer will score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Zimmer has been known to collaborate with other artists for big movies, but this time he’s taking it to another level. He’s teaming up with Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger (guitarist, Incubus) , and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics).
Zimmer explained the team-up:
Marc and I were talking about Spider-Man, and as the word got out, so many of our friends and musicians started calling us up, wanting to be a part of it, because they love Spider-Man. That was the thing that united all of us – the great love for Spider-Man. With all of these hugely talented people wanting to join us, it was Marc who said, ‘Why not start a band?’ Marc and I have had a great start jamming with everybody, and we still have a few surprises up our sleeve.
Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures, said:
This kind of collaboration is only possible because of who Marc Webb is – not only a director but also a musician – combined with who Hans is and what Spider-Man means to so many people. Nobody has ever approached film music in this way before and this likely can never be replicated. We’re huge fans of Hans, Pharrell, Johnny, Mike, and Dave, and when combined, we know the result will be truly unique … and amazing!
This isn’t the first time Zimmer is working with these artists. With Pharell, he collaborated on the music for Despicable Me and the Academy Awards, and with Marr, Stewart and Einziger he worked on Inception, Madagascar 3, and The Lone Ranger respectively.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 releases on May 2, 2014, and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, and Sarah Gadon.