While the solo Batman film, tentatively being called The Batman over the last few months, has its director in Matt Reeves, we still know very little about the film. Along with having a passionate director and great actor for the lead role, an important part of any Batman film is the score. Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer both did incredibly iconic work on their respective Batman films that are almost as loved as the films themselves.
There hasn’t been much, or any in fact, talk about who will be composing Reeves’ Batman film, but that isn’t stopping composer Michael Giacchino from tossing his hat into the ring.
He’s not as much of a household name as Zimmer, Elfman, or even John Williams, but fans will surely recognize his work, whether it be on TV or film. Giacchino has scored such things as Alias, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission: Impossible III, the new Star Trek trilogy, Inside Out, Up, Super 8, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. His stellar work on Up even earned him the Oscar for Best Original Score.
If all of that wasn’t impressive enough, Giacchino is the only composer to score a Star Wars film not named John Williams, having worked on last year’s Rogue One.
When asked on the red carpet for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 if he were willing to do The Batman he said:
“Yeah, it depends on who’s making it and who’s involved, but yet, I would love to. I love Batman.”
The stars seem to be aligning, since Giacchino and Reeves have worked together before on Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes. If all of the sci-fi, action movies, and Disney/Pixar work didn’t get you on board, Giacchino is no stranger to superhero films either, having composed the music for last year’s Doctor Strange and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The only thing that could realistically stop Giacchino from scoring the film is himself. He will be returning to score the Jurassic World and The Incredibles sequels, so it’s hard to say if he’ll have time to add a third giant blockbuster to his busy schedule, but fans can dream.
Would you like Giacchino to compose the next solo Batman film? Has his body of work proven he is up to the challenge? Who is on top of your composter list? Let us know!