James Horner Didn't Score THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Because It Was "Just Dreadful"

James Horner Didn't Score THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Because It Was "Just Dreadful"

James Horner Didn't Score THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Because It Was "Just Dreadful"

In a recent interview with Film Music, the prolific film composer, James Horner (Titanic), explained why he chose not to return for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Hit the jump to check out his no-holds-barred response.


In 2012, Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who is best known for scoring Field of Dreams, Braveheart, and Titanic, scored Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. When the sequel was ready to be scored Horner passed on it and he was replaced by Hans Zimmer ("Man of Steel"). Horner recently explained to the fansite, James Horner Film Music, why he chose not to work on The Amazing Spider-Man franchise again.

JHFM: So The Amazing Spider-Man was quite unusual for you, it was probably the director's personality that brought you to this project, because he had a different vision for this film?

JAMES HORNER: He was very inexperienced and he and I had a very good relationship and the producers had their own opinion. And they didn't want his input. And then Sony had their own, they just wanted action.
To me, the whole thing about doing the movie was I liked the director and there was a chance to write something for the two lead characters and then she dies in the next movie. But the next movie ended up being so terrible, I didn't want to do it. It was just dreadful.


As if Sony didn't have enough on their plates dealing with hacking attacks and rumors of an 'Aunt May' solo movie, they now have to listen to a well-respected film composer bash The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the film's producers.


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 2 will be directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. The film will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Jamie Foxx is Electro and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn.
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