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Friday 4 September 2015

Music saw Sinister Six join Spidey

Published 04/04/2014

Pharrell Williams helped compose the music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Pharrell Williams helped compose the music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Composer Hans Zimmer has revealed the villains the Sinister Six were written into the script of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just because they had written such a good theme tune for them.

Hans and d irector Marc Webb assembled a supergroup of influential recording artists to write the score for the comic book movie, including Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Michael Einziger of Incubus, Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar.

Hans revealed: "I suppose I don't think it's a secret any more but suddenly the Sinister Six were sort of introduced into the movie because we had a theme for them and it became irresistible to go and shoot these scenes."

Pharrell said he and the other musicians all worked really well together, despite their different backgrounds.

"Yeah, it was very harmonious," he said. "The atmosphere, it wasn't a clash of the egos. It was more like everything just fit into place in a really wonderful way and of course Hans being at the helm of what we would call leadership. He allowed for everyone to have a voice and for everyone to have their creative space and for that space to count.

"You are supposed to be creative, but you are supposed to do something that is going to be harmoniously and kinesthetically rewarding to the film.

"It's almost like when you add the visual and the audio together is where you get the third brand new element that is introduced and that is the feeling. But when those two are separate, you are hard-pressed to get to the feeling. So I feel like in this particular situation we had enough room to sort of create music and have it be expansive from the inside."

And Hans confessed he felt blown away by some of the material they came up with in their writing sessions.

"We wrote an opera. So, who would've thunk it?" he said. "It just came out of a conversation with Marc that came out of all these ideas and suddenly, you know, there was this great moment where (Pharrell) was so excited because of all these ideas. I could see all of these ideas sort of flying in his head and he said, 'Stop. I just have to walk around the block, literally.' We sat there and he walked around the block and came back with two pages of lyrics. Amazing. It was amazing but it was that sort of environment."

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