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Michael Giacchino to compose score for The Batman

Story by Jack Foley

ACCLAIMED composer Michael Giacchino is to deliver the score for Matt Reeves’ new DC movie, The Batman.

The announcement was confirmed by Reeves in person, when he took to the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall during an event where Giacchino and fellow composer David Arnold were engaging in some friendly competition by comparing works they’ve done.

Reeves actually got down on one knee in a mock proposal, asking Giacchino if he would board the project. The scene was reported on by Empire magazine’s Chris Hewitt, who had been at the concert.

In truth, Giacchino is a natural choice for The Batman given how many times he has previously worked with Reeves. The two have previously collaborated on Let Me In (2010), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).

In addition, Giacchino has also composed the scores for past superhero movies Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), The Incredibles (2004) and The Incredibles 2 (2018). He also has Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness coming up. It does mean, however, that with The Batman, Giacchino is making the switch from Marvel to DC.

Preparation work on The Batman has been gathering pace all week with various casting announcements. Joining leading man Robert Pattinson on the project will be Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler.

Giacchino’s appointment as composer sees him joining an illustrious line-up of past composers to have worked on Batman films, starting with Danny Elfman for Tim Burton’s Batman movies (as well as 2017’s Justice League) and Hans Zimmer for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

Warner Bros. is set to release The Batman on June 25, 2021.