Most movies get their composers in normal, behind-the-scenes deals. Some calls, some emails, probably some demos. You know, business stuff. The Batman is a bit different.
Oh, all that business stuff probably happened, sure, but the actual agreement to compose happened — at least a fun, performed version of it — very publicly. On stage. With a proposal. All that was missing was the ring. Or the Bat Signal, I guess.
Well, now we know: Matt Reeves will be joined by Michael Giacchino, a frequent collaborator of JJ Abrams and the composer for Cloverfield, which Reeves directed. He’s also made music for films like Zootopia, Up, and Ratatouille. And he has now joined The Batman… after Reeves asked him very nicely. Check out the video below, courtesy of Twitter user @RaptorChaser17, of Giacchino at a recent performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where he’s visited by Reeves, who has a big question to ask.
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Also, Giacchino is dressed as Godzilla. Here’s hoping he composes the whole movie like that.