We’re just under two months away from the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the hype is starting to get real. After his spectacular debut in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Marvel proved that they would be able to deliver a new take on the character, despite having seen two other franchises based on the character over the past 15 years. This new version of the webslinger takes him back to his roots, especially the classic source material from the late ’60s. In the little bit of footage we’ve seen thus far, this interpretation of the wall crawler takes a lot of cues from the original comics, bringing him back to high school, as well as outfitting him with a lot of ’60s inspired tech in his suit. Director Jon Watts has stated that nearly every bit of tech in his new suit is based on the original comics in some way or fashion, from the inclusion of the Spider Tracer inspired surveillance drone that pops out of his chest, to the ever classic Spider Signal rigged into his web shooters. His costume isn’t the only thing that has taken inspiration from the ’60s, however. Composer Michael Giacchino has just released a snippet of his score for the film, and it’s straight out of the classic 1967 cartoon series. You’ve just got to hear it for yourself, check it out below:
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) May 19, 2017
Even though some of you may have never seen the old school animated series, I’m sure you’ve heard this classic theme before. It’s one of the most iconic super hero themes of all time in my opinion, and it’s very satisfying to hear it again in the film’s score. Now, just to be clear, we don’t think that this will end up being the main theme for the film, rather, we believe that it will be heard during the opening credits for Marvel Studios. If you watch the video closely, there’s a monitor playing the Marvel Studios intro sequence while the orchestra plays the newly re-imagined theme, leading us to believe that this part of the score will only be played during the film’s opening. To give you an idea of what this could look like, check out this edit someone has already put together below:
Still, even if this is the only time we hear it, it’s such a welcome addition and a fantastic tip of the hat to Spidey’s history, and we absolutely love it. Much respect to Giacchino for including this. Now, we’ll just be over here listening to it on repeat for a while. Don’t mind us.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.