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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Recent years has definitely seen a trend towards sticking as close to the comic book source material as possible. Look at all the Marvel movies, the DC movies, and even some of the Fox fare. Back in the day, you were lucky if the filmmakers even took hints from the source material (remember all the leather in X-Men?), but today, when it comes to aesthetics, and even pieces of story, filmmakers have realized that they have a pretty solid foundation on which to build their movies.

Similarly, if you look to the Spider-Man movies, they’ve generally done a good job of avoiding that 1967 original theme. Unless you count that weird cover by Aerosmith from the original film that played during the credits, they haven’t had the confidence to incorporate it in a meaningful way into the actual film. And who can blame them? It’s a silly as s**t little song that belongs in a kid’s cartoon, right?



I thought so too…and then I saw this tweet from Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino. In the clip, he conducts a full orchestra in a new, fun take on that classic song. Check it out below!

Count me thoroughly impressed. As stated above, I’m well aware of the trend to skew closer and closer to older material, but damn, who’d’ve thought they could pull something off like this? Before I go any further, I think it is worth noting that we have no idea if this is actually a part of the movie, or if Giacchino was just having some fun. That being said, it would be an AWFUL lot of work to do that just for fun, right? Right? I’m seriously asking, as I know nothing about music.

Regardless of whether or not this actually makes it into Spider-Man: Homecoming proper, it is a fun video that only gets this writer more excited for the end product, which is set to hit theaters in about a month in a half. I always appreciate it when movies are willing to embrace the older, more silly aspects of their history, and utilizing this theme song certainly falls under that category.

What do you think of this video? Do you think we’ll be seeing this in the upcoming film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Michael Giacchino (via Twitter)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.