Spider-Man, Spider-Man. Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size. Look out! Here comes the classic Spider-Man theme from the 1967 cartoon into Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Film composer Michael Giacchino posted a video to Twitter on Friday afternoon, which seemed to reveal that the first solo Spider-Man movie in the continuity of the Disney-backed MCU will feature an orchestral reworking of the iconic (and delightfully cheesy) Spider-Man television theme into the score.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first Spider-Man film to ~officially~ incorporate the ‘67 cartoon’s jingle. Previously, the song was only referenced by street buskers (the first two Sam Raimi movies), parades (2007’s Spider-Man 3), and as a ringtone (2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Marc Webb). Michael Bublé also sang a big band cover of the song, which can be heard in the credits of Spider-Man 2.
Originally composed by Paul Francis Webster and Robert Harris, the theme’s lyrics — as I’ve demonstrated earlier — is so deeply woven into Spider-Man’s image that the song is easily more recognized by the mass populace than, say, the Clone Saga. In fact, in his criticism of Marvel’s movie themes, renowned YouTube film critic Tony Zhou (Every Frame a Painting) sharply pointed out the recognition of the catchy appeal of the song in a video from 2016.
Check out Giacchino’s video below. I dare you not to sing along.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7.
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