James Horner talks The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)


Beginning in 2010, Columbia Pictures decided to reboot the Spider-Man franchise (that had previously starred Tobey Maguire from 2002-2007) and recast the title role with Andrew Garfield. The film was very well received, with Garfield’s performance being highly praised.

The film, being a reboot, starts the story of Peter Parker over again, showing how he develops from a bullied teen into a superhero after a genetically modified spider bites him. Parker begins using his abilities to hunt down criminals, and eventually must stop a rampaging villain known as the Lizard (who has also discovered that Spider-Man is Peter Parker!) The story was continued in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).

James Horner talks The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

James Horner was brought in to compose the musical score for the film. On that merit alone, I would recommend this soundtrack to anyone (because by this stage in his career, Horner had writing film music down to a fine art).



I admit I haven’t actually seen the reboot of Spider-Man, but the general consensus is that it is a good film worth seeing. Please enjoy this behind the scenes look at the scoring of The Amazing Spider-Man, featuring the one and only James Horner (it sends chills down my spine to see him conducting the orchestra, he was surely a master of his craft), enjoy!!

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5 thoughts on “James Horner talks The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

    1. Film Music Central Post author

      I enjoyed the first spider man movie (2002) but I never really got into the sequels. I was hoping though that Andrew could be spider man in civil war, but I hear the actor who did get the part did a great job 😊

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      1. Film Music Central Post author

        yea, I loved in the previews the moment where he geeks out over The Winter Soldier’s metal arm, I’m so glad they got to put him into the MCU (now if they could just get the rights to the X-Men back…I have this fantasy of seeing Wolverine and Iron Man get into an argument based on some comics I’ve read)

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