The Batman's Full Theme Has Been Released, Listen Now
The official theme for The Batman has been made public, giving fans a taste of a soundtrack that's both dark and surprisingly heroic.
It might be a torturously long wait for Batman fans until you get to see the latest incarnation of the caped crusader on the big screen, but for now, you can at least listen to the official theme for the movie. The Batman's theme--which was produced by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino--has been released online by Warner Bros. Watertower label, and you can listen to it below.
Elements of the soundtrack have been used in previous trailers for the film, noticeably the dark and foreboding segments that utilized deeper piano notes and sweeping orchestral sounds, but parts of the track have a surprisingly lighter and hopeful sound. As director Matt Reeves noted, Giacchino's theme was written long before filming had even begun, and the first time that Reeves listened to it was right before his meeting with Robert Pattinson for a screen test.
My brilliant friend @m_giacchino wrote this theme before I ever shot a frame of @TheBatman. I can still remember listening to it in my car with #DylanClark before we went onto the stage to do #RobertPattinson's screen test. We both had chills. Listen now: https://t.co/1t4ExcwfZd pic.twitter.com/hACMoP9bT0— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) January 21, 2022
In a 2020 interview with Collider, Giacchino spoke about the origin of the theme. "Matt and I talked about this for a long time, obviously and last year, after reading the script I remember sitting down and going 'Oh, I have an idea, I have an idea,' and I wrote that piece that is in the teaser trailer," Giacchino said. " It was just a demo version of it, it wasn't even done with the orchestra or anything, so then he had been using that in every single one of his presentations at Warner Bros. He would put it behind and be like, 'Alright, here are the costumes,' and you hear the thing, 'Here's the music,' and you hear the thing. So when it came time to release the teaser, he was just like, 'Well, we have to put it with the music.'"
In other Batman news, the movie's runtime has been confirmed to be a bladder-busting 167 minutes long, and that doesn't even include the credits. You'll be able to take the kids with you though, as the film has a PG-13 rating and tie-in Oreo cookies in case anyone gets a taste for sweet justice.
The film arrives on March 4 and stars Robert Pattinson as the Batman and Bruce Wayne, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot.
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