Pharrell Teaming With Hans Zimmer On THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Score
Hans Zimmer seems to be the go-to guy now days if you want a killer score for your film. Earlier this year, he had the daunting task of coming up with a new and modern take on the Superman theme for the reboot Man of Steel. Some felt that it didn’t quite have the fanfare that John Williams’ score possessed, but fanfare isn’t Zimmer’s cup of tea. I happen to love the theme he came up with, for what it’s worth. The incredible song man recently signed on to put together the score for Marc Webb’s upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, taking over for James Horner, who put together the score for the first film. Back at the San Diego Comic Con, Cinema Blend talked with director Marc Webb, where he briefly mentioned that Zimmer would have a collaborator on the upcoming score, but it was too early to say anything more on who it would be.
Today, however, we can confirm that the collaborator is none other than music mogul Pharrell Williams. The singer/songwriter/producer/rapper/everything but the kitchen sink-er broke the news to Billboard Magazine that he would be working with Zimmer on the project in a very brief way, saying only “Hans Zimmer and I are scoring “The Amazing Spiderman 2.” He wouldn’t say any more than that, however.
You couldn’t turn a radio on this past summer without hearing a song that didn’t have Pharrell’s touch on it, taking part in two of 2013′s biggest hits to date with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. The musician also took part in Zimmer’s famed drum orchestra for the Man of Steel score, which included some of the industry’s best drummers. (which is pretty awesome to watch, check it out below). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to hit theaters next summer.