Music To Our Ears
The Batman Director Matt Reeves and Composer Michael Giacchino have been working together on films ever since Reeves’ Cloverfield. They reteamed for War For The Planet Of The Apes and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. So it was no surprise when Reeves asked Giacchino to score his upcoming film, The Batman. Giacchino talked to Philadelphia’s “Preston and Steve Show” and revealed that he has already written the main theme for the film, way before filming has even started.
This is exciting but somewhat unheard of. Giacchino explains in the interview that the scoring process doesn’t begin most of the time until principal photography is complete. And sometimes it isn’t even composed and recorded until a few weeks before the film sees its release.
He said Reeves is using the theme to:
“inspire him as he’s finishing writing [The Batman].”
Giacchino says he likely won’t be scoring the rest of the movie until 2021 but wanted to get started so Reeves can have it in his back pocket, figuratively. Giacchino joins a great pedigree of Batman composers including Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Junkie XL. Although Giacchino has the main theme written, don’t expect to hear it anytime soon. Along with everything else about The Batman, details about the movie are still under wraps. Reeves has revealed that Paul Dano joined the cast as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz is playing Catwoman, and of course Robert Pattinson is playing The Batman. Very little details have come out other than those casting choices. Are you excited about the new Batman film? Let us know in the comments below.
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The Batman is scheduled for release in theaters June 25th, 2021.
Source: Preston and Steve