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This past summer you could hardly take a step without listening to one of Pharrell Williams' contributions to the music world, collaborating with both Daft Punk and Robin Thicke on the hit songs "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines," but the singer/songwriter/rapper/record producer also had some big goings on in the movie world as well. Not only did Williams once again provide some tunes for Steve Carrell's Gru in Despicable Me 2, he also did some collaboration with Hans Zimmer on the Man of Steel score as a musician as part of the drum orchestra. And now we've learned that the superstar and the Oscar winning composer are getting set to work together again on yet another major comic book property.
In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine (via Bleeding Cool) discussing all of the projects that he is currently working on and getting ready for, Williams revealed that he will once again be collaborating with Zimmer, only this time it will be while working on the music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Asked about who he will be producing in the next couple of months, the musician mentioned the project in passing, but didn't go into any depth about the extent of his involvement, saying simply, "Hans Zimmer and I are scoring "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
While it may be a little unclear how this collaboration might work, there is some evidence to be found in our own Sean O'Connell's interview with Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. During their conversation the subject of Zimmer came up, and not only did the filmmaker confirm that the composer is handling the score of the sequel, he added, "He may have another collaborator, but it’s too early to discuss that." Based on that quote, it almost sounds like Zimmer and Williams will have equal hand in writing the music.
While Zimmer has had past experience with both Batman and Superman, this will be his first time crafting a score for the web-slinging wall-crawler. Danny Elfman wrote the theme and the music for Sam Raimi's first two Spider-Man movies before he was replaced by Christopher Young on Spider-Man 3, and Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man featured music by James Horner. You can get a sampling of their contributions in the videos below:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field, completed filming this past summer and is currently in post-production on track to be released on May 2, 2014.