The composer swaps the MCU for DC Universe to compose the score for Matt Reeves’ noir Batman detective story
Fans lucky enough to make the pilgrimage to London’s Royal Albert Hall got a bit of a surprise on Friday night as they were the first to officially learn that Michael Giacchino will compose the score for The Batman.
During an epic concert between Giacchino and James Bond composer David Arnold, Matt Reeves appeared on stage, got down on one knee and proposed to his long-term collaborator. Of course, it wasn’t a proposal of marriage … but a proposition for Giacchino to compose the score for The Batman, and the MCU alumni accepted.
— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) October 19, 2019
His teaming with Reeves shouldn’t come as a big surprise. the duo has worked together on both previous instalments in the Planet of the Apes franchise as well as 2008’s Cloverfield but this appointment represents Giacchino’s first foray into the DC Universe. Giacchino has cemented his legacy in recent years with great scores for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney’s UP, Coco, Jurassic World, Star Trek and most recently Spider-Man Far From Home, and now he gets to apply his craft to the Dark Knight.
Giacchino now joins Hollywood titans like Danny Elfman, Shirley Walker, Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal and Nelson Riddle who have all added to the big screen musical legacy of Gotham City’s greatest defender.
The Batman is finally coming together after quickfire announcements confirming Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.
The Batman is scheduled to hit cinemas on June 25th, 2021.
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