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By Liku Zelleke
“The Amazing Spider-man 2” is about to get a soundtrack that promises to be out of this world. Director Marc Webb and the famed composer Hans Zimmer have brought together a group like never before. In it is “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams who has, with that single song, managed to rock the planet.
Zimmer had intended to create a musical “dream team” that would be able to create masterpieces; little did he know how great they’d be.
“We wrote an opera,” he said. “So, who would’ve thunk it? 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 Pharell 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.”
Also in the team are the founding member of The Smiths, Johnny Marr, founder and guitarist of Incubus, Michael Einziger and Alicia Keys in collaboration with Kendrick Lamar.
Pharell Williams also seemed to be surprised that such great work could be done despite the talent from all over the world that was invovled.
“Yeah, it was very harmonious. The atmosphere, it wasn’t a clash of 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 said, “He allowed for everyone to have a voice and for everyone to have their creative space and for that space to count.”
Webber was so inspired by the music work that he made changes in the movie.
“… I don’t think it’s a secret no more … the Sinister Six were sort of introduced into the movie because we had a theme for them… it became irresistible to go and shoot these scenes,” Zimmer said.
“The Amazing Spider-man 2” opens May 2.