Hans Zimmer assembling a supergroup for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Recruits Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Michael Einziger

As if the presence of Hans Zimmer’s wasn’t already enough to lift The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the composer has managed to recruit something of a supergroup to help him score the forthcoming sequel.

Zimmer has signed up none other than Johnny Marr, Pharrell Williams, Dave Stewart and Incubus’s Michael Einziger to lend a hand to what promises to be a rather special soundtrack.

“Marc [Webb] and I were talking about Spider-Man, and as the word got out, so many of our friends and musicians started calling us up, wanting to be a part of it, because they love Spider-Man," said Zimmer.

"With all of these hugely talented people wanting to join us, it was Marc who said, 'Why not start a band?' Marc and I have had a great start jamming with everybody, and we still have a few surprises up our sleeve.”

A choreographed musical section in which Andrew Garfield dances through a Manhattan jazz club? Hopefully not. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will open in the UK on 18 April 2014.
 

Does Zimmer's supergroup sound like a good mix of talent? Tell us, below!

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 1st 2013, 12:19

      Interesting.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Nov 1st 2013, 17:57

      Not entirely sure how many of those could be described as 'super' but at least that suggests it won't sound anything like Zimmer's other superhero soundtracks. I guess I'm the only one who was pleased to see James Horner brought on to provide a traditional leitmotif score for the first rebooted Spidey outing, but that kind of blockbuster scoring is now virtually dead, sadly, so it's not really a surprise to see him kicked to the kerb for the sequel.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 2nd 2013, 23:54

      I loved Elfmans Spidey theme, it had the right kind of spidery violins that captured the movie. I like Zimmer, his Inception theme (dream is collapsing) is epic.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 3rd 2013, 18:05

      I wonder if this might convince Hans to not score Batman vs. Superman?

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    • FBRFirth

      Nov 6th 2013, 15:31

      Love Zimmer's work. Horner's soundtrack was so distracting during The Amazing Spider-man, I was on constant watch for the iceberg to appear...

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