'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Composer Plays Dramatic Remix of the Classic 60s Theme

Friday, 19 May 2017 - 8:56PM
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Friday, 19 May 2017 - 8:56PM
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Composer Plays Dramatic Remix of the Classic 60s Theme
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His name may not be as recognizable as Hans Zimmer or John Williams, but Michael Giacchino is a very active composer, having won an Oscar for Pixar's Up as well as scoring several big name franchises like Rogue One, the new Star Trek films, and recently Doctor Strange.

His current project is another MCU film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and he's going back to some of the earliest known Spider-Man songs. In a short, thirty second video he uploaded to Twitter, Giacchino's clearly been busy arranging an epic, orchestral version of the classic 1960s Spider-Man theme song. You know, "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can"? That one. Check it out below:



For comparison, here's the original ditty from the Spider-Man cartoon back in 1967. Note that the new version lacks the old-timey choir:



This certainly isn't the first time that Spidey's iconic jingle found its way into his movies - Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films from the early 2000s all included it somewhere in the background - but this sounds much more official. If this arrangement becomes the opening music to Homecoming when it opens this summer, nobody would bat an eye, because this is suitably dramatic while also being undeniably Spider-Man.

The playful incorporation of the "Here comes the Spider-Man" song also suggests that like most films in the Avengers franchise, this is going to be more lighthearted film than the dark movies other studios are putting out, most notably the R-rated Venom film that Sony is putting together for next fall starring Tom Hardy. Which is good because Tom Holland is too endearingly geeky to be a gritty hero, and that's what makes him perfect for Peter Parker.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017.

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