Composer Michael Giacchino has produced some pretty impressive musical scores for an equally impressive range of TV shows, video games and movies in recent years, including Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
As part of his work on this last project it seems he got his orchestra to take on a classic superhero tune: the theme from the 1967 Spider-Man animated series. What’s more, he released a clip of them playing it on his Twitter feed.
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) May 19, 2017
Just as films often look better on a big screen its fantastic to hear what a full orchestral arrangement can do for this pop culture classic. We can only hope that this performance makes it into the finished movie in some form, though there’s no indication yet on if that’s the case or if Giacchino and crew were just having some fun.
Of course, if the original Spider-theme is heard in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it would not be the first time that music from one of Marvel’s old animated series would have made its way into a feature film. Iron Man, the 2008 film that launched both Marvel Studios and the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe, featured a big band version of the theme from the 1960s Iron Man cartoon in the casino scene where Tony Stark is, once again, ignoring Rhodey — and it also serves as the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist’s ringtone.
Arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.