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Hans Zimmer Forms Amazing Spider-Man 2 Scoring Supergroup
Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr and more involved

31 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Sony

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It would be enough for most films to land, say, Hans Zimmer to work on the score. But that clearly isn’t enough for Marc Webb and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, because the director, along with Zimmer, has formed a supergroup to help score the new superhero film. Take a bow Pharrell Williams, The Smiths' Johnny Marr, Incubus' Michael Einziger and Eurythmics' Dave Stewart…

Webb tweeted a picture (see above) of Zimmer, Einziger, Marr and Williams in the studio, and Zimmer has gone on the record to explain the genesis behind the unlikely 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.”

Please say it's a new cover of Going For Gold's theme. Pleeease... 

Almost all of the new team has worked with Zimmer before aside from Stewart, who has his own filmmaking career outside from music. As for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it features the likes of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and Sally Field. It’ll hit our screens – now with some all-star musical accompaniment – on April 18 next year.

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Not surprised Zimmer's attached.
There have only ever been a few 'go-to' composers at any one time in Hollywood and Zimmer is the man of the moment for big blockbusters. I love his music but I do think Hollywood could do more to nurture some more talent. It's not just the big boys who can innovate. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:04 on 01 November 2013 | Report This Post

Amazing Spider-man 2 score
I can understand some of the criticisms levelled at Zimmer, but there's no denying the man has created some truly breathtaking soundtracks. His musical identity for Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel is a genius piece of work. But I understand the criticisms. What this new Spider-Man film needs is a really good b] - Bring back the theme to superhero films please!!! More

Posted by Alistair at 09:39 on 01 November 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Amazing Spider-man 2 score
Great. A third superhero to be musically ruined by Zimmer. What the fuck is happning to film music when increasingly all producers seem to want is that deadening Zimmer/Remote Control sound, the same bloody rhythmic patterns, same drum loops, same chords, samples everywhere. More

Posted by Dr Lenera at 08:29 on 01 November 2013 | Report This Post

Amazing Spider-man 2 score
Well this is surprising news. I had no idea Zimmer was attached to this at all. No return for James Horner, then (unless he simply didn't want to do it). I must say that Horner's score for the first film was fairly decent (and sometimes very beautiful), but was quite similar to the Danny Elfman soundtracks for the Raimi films (which were generally uninspired, in my opinion). But, to me, the score for all of the Spider-Man films have just been 'there', if you know what I mean. Hopefull More

Posted by Alistair at 22:15 on 31 October 2013 | Report This Post

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