While the cast and director Jon Watts have long been confirmed for Spider-Man: Far From Home, another key team member from Spider-Man: Homecoming is returning: composer Michael Giacchino. The composer, who won an Oscar in 2010 for his work on the Disney-Pixar animated hit Up, will be scoring his third Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, following last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2016's Doctor Strange. While the first movie showcased Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) New York City, Spider-Man: Far From Home will certainly live up to its title.
Spider-Man: Far From Home set photos that surfaced a few days ago showed Spidey going boating with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) as production continued in Venice, while just a few days earlier, photos surfaced from the Prague set that showcased Mysterio's costume, worn by Jake Gyllenhaal, which is quite an accurate portrayal of his costume in the comics. Other photos showed Peter and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) at an airport, although the webbed wonder's exact itinerary remains unclear at this point.
The return of composer Giacchino was first reported by Film Music Reporter, although there is no indication yet as to when he may begin work on this Spidey sequel. The musician is already coming off a rather big year, composing the score for two of this year's highest-grossing movies, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and The Incredibles 2. He also composed the score for 20th Century Fox's upcoming Bad Times at the El Royale, which hits theaters on October 12. Last year, he not only scored Spider-Man: Homecoming, but also War For the Planet of the Apes, Coco and The Book of Henry.
Aside from the fact that Peter Parker will be literally far from home, not much else has been confirmed about the story. Holland and Tomei return alongside Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Zendaya (Michelle Jones), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson) and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan). Franchise newcomers include Gyllenhaal as the nefarious villain Mysterio and Numan Acar, rumored to be playing Chameleon, while Jackson and Cobie Smulders make their MCU return as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively. Watts is returning to the helm, directing from a script by Spider-Man: Homecoming writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
While Giacchino's return to take on scoring duties is certainly a welcomed one by many fans, we shouldn't likely expect the same sort of upbeat and fun tone he used for the first movie. Far From Home will be set in the near-immediate aftermath of Avengers 4 (which still doesn't have an official title), and given how Avengers: Infinity War ended, the ending of Avengers 4 may not be terribly optimistic. Still, given Peter's worldwide travel adventures, Giacchino could also use influences from the cultures Peter visits in his score for this superhero sequel. Whatever the sound Giacchino ends up with, it will be interesting to see how it compares to the original, but given the composer's pedigree, it will most likely be quite impressive.
Source: Film Music Reporter