Michael Giacchino is, without a doubt in my mind, one of the best composers for film and television working today. Last year alone saw him apply his inventive musical chops to the popular blockbuster hits Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Well the man is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this summer as he is providing the score for the much-anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. As a little treat to close out this unadulterated whirlwind of a week on the planet Earth, Giacchino has released a brief snippet from his Homecoming soundtrack, which he recently completed. Longtime fans of Marvel Comics’ friendly neighborhood superhero will very likely recognize this upbeat number.
Your ears are not deceiving you. That is Giacchino giving us his take on the classic theme song to the 1960’s Spider-Man cartoon series that gave the world the timeless lyric “Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can.” The theme has also appeared in the first two Spider-Man films directed by Sam Raimi.
I don’t know if Giacchino’s rousing yet playful interpretation will feature on the Homecoming soundtrack or not, but it wouldn’t make sense for it not to appear. The theme is as important a part of Spider-Man’s history as his costume and villains. If it does make the cut, I’m sure Giacchino will give it a pun title for the soundtrack album.
Directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Logan Marshall-Green, and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and opens in theaters on July 7, 2017.