Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino has revealed, in rather spectacular fashion, that he will compose the score for filmmaker Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Giacchino previously worked with Reeves on the last two “Planet of the Apes” films and has done the scores for such movies as “Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “John Carter,” “Doctor Strange,” both “Jurassic World” films, both recent “Spider-Man” films, and all three recent “Star Trek” films.
Giacchino was appearing in concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of a friendly competition piece where he played opposite Bond film series, “Independence Day,” “Stargate,” and “Sherlock” composer David Arnold in a ‘symphonic battle’ of their back catalogues.
During the concert, Reeves himself came on stage and asked Giacchino to compose “The Batman” for him which he accepted. The news follows a whirlwind of casting announcements for the project this week as Zoe Kravitz and Paul Dano joined the film’s cast as Catwoman and The Riddler respectively while the hunt is on for the third key role of The Penguin. Several other villains like The Mad Hatter, Firefly and Two-Face are also expected to make brief appearances.
“The Batman” opens in cinemas on June 25th 2021.