Hans Zimmer has again partnered with guitarists Johnny Marr, Dave Stewart and Incubus’ Michael Einziger to score “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Pharrell Williams will also work on the score of the Sony Pictures film that will be released May 2.
Zimmer, who spoke at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference this week, said musicians have been calling him to be a part of the project due to their love of the character.
“That was the thing that united all of us — the great love for Spider-Man,” Zimmer said in a statement. “With all of these hugely talented people wanting to join us, it was (director) Marc (Webb) 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.”
Webb is directing from a screen story and screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner.
Zimmer previously collaborated with Williams on “Despicable Me” and on the music for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Marr played on Zimmer’s score for “Inception,” Einziger on “The Lone Ranger” and Stewart on “Madagascar 3.”