'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Releases a Sampling of Its Heroic-Sounding Music

Saturday, 17 June 2017 - 6:40PM
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Saturday, 17 June 2017 - 6:40PM
'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Releases a Sampling of Its Heroic-Sounding Music
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Coming up with new Spider-Man music can be an intimidating task, because the composer's goal is basically to write something as catchy as the original Spider-Man theme from the 1960s. And composer Michael Giacchino is the latest to step up to the plate with Spider-Man: Homecoming.

And he's doing okay, so far. As both Marvel and Sony promote the upcoming MCU film, they released a six-minute sampling of new music from the movie called the "Spider-Man: Homecoming suite". It hits all the beats you'd expect, moving from upbeat "web-swinging around New York" music to more emotional ballads, to ominous music that's likely set to Michael Keaton's Vulture. You can hear it yourself below:



Releasing a sampling of the score like this is an unusual move, even though it's a completely harmless one - but at this point, anything's better than something revealing even more of the movie's plot. Notably missing is the original Spider-Man theme that Giacchino recently remixed, although that's almost definitely going to be in the final movie somewhere. 

While Giacchino isn't a big a name as Hans Zimmer yet, he's getting there - the man's made music for nearly every major studio, having worked on Pixar's The Incredibles and Up, Lucasfilm's Rogue One, Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange, and other movies like Star Trek and the new Planet of the Apes films. So he's been busy.

And while the soundtrack itself is fine, and Giacchino is a skilled composer, nothing in there is quite as memorable as Danny Elfman's theme in the 2002 Spider-Man movie. But Elfman is a difficult composer to top:



You can hear the entire soundtrack when Spider-Man: Homecoming comes out July 7, 2017.
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