Hans Zimmer On Why He Took The Challenge To Compose The Score For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Hit the jump to watch a video interview with the legendary film composer where he explains how his The Amazing Spider-Man 2's score will differ from his The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel ones.

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By JJJameson - 1/19/2014


Watch the video below for a very interesting interview with the legendary film composer Hans Zimmer to understand why he took the challenge of composing the score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 after his work on The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel, and listen closely to the music in the background for glimpses of what possibly will be part of the score of the much anticipated sequel:




I felt nobody ever addressed the idea that Peter Parker...is young, and that the music he would listen to, that would move him, would be different from the music Batman would listen to. And I thought there should be a playfulness about it.


While I quite enjoyed the James Horner score for The Amazing Spider-Man, I'm pretty excited with how passionate Hans Zimmer seems about this project, especially after watching this interview. Zimmer is a genius, and I'm absolutely in love with the direction he's taking this, it sounds like he's trying to emulate the whole friendly neighborhood feel of Spider-Man, hopefully we'll get an even better taste of his score with the Super Bowl TV spot in a few days.




Official Websites: The Amazing Spider-Man | Enemies Unite | The Daily Bugle
Running Time: In post production
MPAA Rating: This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Jamie Foxx, Felicity Jones, Colm Feore, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper and Martin Sheen.
Directed by: Marc Webb
Written by: James Vanderbilt (story),Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner (screenplay)

Official Synopsis:
"We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp."


The Amazing Spider-Man's greatest battle begins in May 2nd, 2014.
Source: Spider-Man News
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Kurne - 1/19/2014, 7:20 PM
WB sent him in to infiltrate Marvel XD
Kurne - 1/19/2014, 7:21 PM
Just like Marvel sent in Goddard to infiltrate Sony/Venom.
DrDoom - 1/19/2014, 7:22 PM
You should really stop editorializing in your 'news' articles.
NostalgicYouth - 1/19/2014, 7:31 PM
Somebody give Hans Zimmer an Oscar already.
JJJameson - 1/19/2014, 8:06 PM
My news articles are written by me. It's not about editorializing my 'news' articles per se, it's more about been open with my impression over the news, if you don't like it, you can always not read it.
TheBlackNerd - 1/19/2014, 8:07 PM
I heard the theme during the comic con trailer that debuted last summer. It's the same theme from the first movie but imagine mass horns "DON-DON-DON-DOOOOOOOON then it goes one pitch higher repeating the same beats! It sounds freaking beautiful in the trailer! Someone upload it or I will! lol
superotherside - 1/19/2014, 8:10 PM
I still think the soundtrack sounds to heroic for Spider-man. Too sure of it's self.

Part of the Spider-man myth of Peter's struggling self doubt. The thing that makes him a hero is that he chooses to over come his struggles.

To me Danny Elfman's music is the best movie version but I would like something like Spider-man The New Animated Series intro music in a movie version.



Terrible show but the music was perfect in my opinion.
TheBlackNerd - 1/19/2014, 8:12 PM
http://m.metatube.com/en/videos/195437/The-Amazing-Spiderman-2-Official-Comic-Con-2013-Trailer/

Here's the link guys...

You can hear Zimmer's theme at the 1:45 mark!

-Enjoy
JJJameson - 1/19/2014, 8:14 PM
@TheBlackNerd

I don't think that the music used in the Comic-Con trailer was Zimmer's. This Youtube video was actually edited by him though, and it's hinted that the music used in the first official trailer it's his. I love how he highlighted the beginning of the trailer, where Spidey is falling and there's a crescendo of drums going with the score. Watch the trailer again and listen to the track in the official website, those are our very first glimpses of Zimmer's Spidey music score it seems.
staypuffed - 1/19/2014, 8:17 PM
Keep your opinion out of the [frick]ing article, dude! There were tons of comments yesterday and you STILL don't get it. [frick], man.
cipher - 1/19/2014, 8:18 PM
Anybody remember the music for the PS1 Spidey game? Shit was awesome.
JJJameson - 1/19/2014, 8:20 PM
I do get it. I don't really think brief comments should bother you or others so much, this is a community based fan website, as long as it's decently written and structured, I don't understand why shouldn't I give my opinion. You are free to use the comments section to disagree with me all you want.
ALmight - 1/19/2014, 8:27 PM
I think this version of Peter peter would be more into this Mr Zimmer



staypuffed - 1/19/2014, 8:35 PM
You are writing a news story. You are informing us, exposing us to new information, photos/videos etc. it's not a space for your thoughts. That's what the [frick]ing Editotial section is for. Imagine if you were watching a news broadcast, and at the end of the report, the reporter would state whether or not they supported whatever was going on. It doesn't happen! News is unbiased so that that people can make their own judgments on the subject. It's not for you to tell them your feelings.
GizmoEl - 1/19/2014, 8:36 PM
There's really very little commentary in this article to be honest. Just a little snippet at the end saying that he's excited to hear the score and see the movie. Maybe to appease everyone else on the site just write like Editorial Remarks or something like that.

People inject sarcasm and opinions in their articles all the time, this article is fine. Yesterday's article had a lot of commentary though.
JJJameson - 1/19/2014, 8:39 PM
@staypuffed

Hmm. Why so uptight? I see ComicBookMovie.com more like a community blog fansite that post news rather than the other way around. I'm not from CNN, and even news reports usually do have brief comments on entertainment related news from time to time. Chill out dude, it's not like I'm the only one here on the website that comments on the news they post, nailbiter among others do this all the time.
JJJameson - 1/19/2014, 8:44 PM
@GizmoEl

I'll agree that my article from yesterday was indeed filled with nerd rage, but now we're back to our regularly scheduled programming...
staypuffed - 1/19/2014, 8:46 PM
A lot of people save their opinions for the comment section. I'd have no problem if you just wrote the article and commented on it in this section.
staypuffed - 1/19/2014, 8:50 PM
And "the others do it" is a bad excuse. I know AnthonyStark often expresses his opinion in the article but it looks bad. It looks unprofessional (I know cbm isn't a professional site but it doesn't hurt to try and be the best site it can possibly be). Yesterday you were critisizing WB in a Spider-Man article. There was no reason to do that.
TheBlackNerd - 1/19/2014, 8:54 PM
@Zuari

I don't know man, I think that the music heard in the SDCC trailer was hinted at being Zimmer's. I mean it's not that hard for anyone to use horns to make an instrumental but I mean it's quite out of the norm to use that theme all of a sudden especially when Zimmer was announced as working on the project. But yeah you could be very right about that bro. Perhaps both themes are tied together somehow. Or possibly the theme heard in the SDCC will be added to the films soundtrack.
CaptainObvious - 1/19/2014, 9:21 PM
Anything's better than James Horner's obnoxious score.
GoldenOne33 - 1/19/2014, 9:32 PM
COOL.
Humperdink - 1/19/2014, 9:44 PM


Exciting!
Godzillafart - 1/19/2014, 9:53 PM
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
JamesMan - 1/19/2014, 9:57 PM
@superotherside

I still hate how that show was cancelled only after one season.
loki668 - 1/19/2014, 10:07 PM
"Hans Zimmer on Why He Took The Challenge To Compose The Score For The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

Answer: The check cleared.

GreenLanternRulez - 1/19/2014, 10:15 PM
Hans Zimmer is a a genius but he is such a prick. He's not doing the next MOS film, but he's going to do the next Spiderman film, yeah, okay...

(This man is clearly in it for the money)
DaVinci31 - 1/19/2014, 10:20 PM
Don't really care Zimmer, just get your a** back over there to WB/DC and begin making the new Batman theme.

This time served with a full course of "B:TAS" undertones; you know, with some type of gothic-esque/cathedral type of vibe.



Also, some "Smashing Pumpkins" seasoning wouldn't hurt at all.



But hey, I'm no music composer, what do I know.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/19/2014, 10:22 PM
Sounds too much like Football. What they played in the comic con trailer was fantastic. I hope they use that
SonGoku - 1/19/2014, 10:23 PM
@GreenLanternRulez

When was it confirmed that he wouldn't do Superman/Batman?
GreenLanternRulez - 1/19/2014, 10:26 PM
He said in some interview back a month or so ago that there wasn't interest in him doing the next film. (can't remember if it was him or WB that wasn't interested, but it came across fairly negative)
goatman - 1/19/2014, 10:36 PM
"You ever hear the saying "you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole; you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.""
Mrcool210 - 1/19/2014, 10:37 PM
i can kind of hear the score in the background, i like it, i can't wait to hear more
DaVinci31 - 1/19/2014, 10:56 PM
@GreenLanternRulez

See, I don't even know what is going on anymore because Snyder (while on that Yahoo Online Interview) said that he was hoping that they would get him if he could.



And in this interview (which is great btw) Zimmer praises the work he was able to accomplish on the soundtrack due to Snyder's visionary guidance.

Anywho, I hope they get him back on board.
MightyZeus - 1/19/2014, 10:58 PM
I'm looking forward to Hans Zimmer's score on TASM 2.
Luminus - 1/19/2014, 11:15 PM
@goatman: unless you live in the ghetto, then you really are running into assholes all day.
NostalgicYouth - 1/19/2014, 11:25 PM
@wombRaider no it is you who is the twat for not liking Hans Zimmer. The Thin Redline, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, 12 Years a Slave, Inception, Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, and etc. All great scores, you must be a James Horner fan.
StarkAnthony - 1/19/2014, 11:29 PM
Zimmer kind of sucks. I'm still missing the Elfman theme. It just is Spider-Man music for me.
NostalgicYouth - 1/19/2014, 11:29 PM
No offense, but some of the people on this site take somethings way too personal on CBM. Just relax; look at some porn, smoke a joint, or read a comic book.
655321 - 1/19/2014, 11:35 PM
Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr....nuff said. Lose the other two guys.
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