Update: Since the posting of this article, Giacchino has gone on to confirm his involvement in Spider-Man: Homecoming via the tweet embedded below.
The rumors are true… pic.twitter.com/yG4RXUSVvC
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino)
You can read the original report below.
The movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe may not always have the most memorable scores (due to a lack of reusing them for later films) but they sure do a great job hiring the best talent out there. On the heels of scoring Star Trek Beyond, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Michael Giacchino will be going on to score the next Spider-Man movie.
In a Doctor Strange screening held at the University of Southern California, MCU mastermind and USC almunus Kevin Feige confirmed Giacchino’s involvement with Spider-Man: Homecoming in a Q&A discussion with Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson. This nugget of generous information was revealed by a user on Reddit who was present at said screening.
The Spidey franchise, while not as flawless as fans would’ve hoped, has always had great composers behind them. The Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire franchise had Danny Elfman and his soaring symphonic score while the Marc Webb/Andrew Garfield franchise had James Horner and Hans Zimmer, no less. Giacchino, who is sometimes referred to as the next John Williams , is a fantastic addition to the pantheon of Spider-Man composers. If his track record is an indication of how great the score for Homecoming could be, we’re in good hands.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to premiere on July 7, 2017.