WaterTower Music has released the full The Batman soundtrack, featuring the score by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (the Spider-Man, Jurassic World and Star Wars).
Giacchino’s credits feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including The Incredibles, Coco, Jojo Rabbit, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. It’s the fifth film Reeves and Giacchino have collaborated on.
The release of the soundtrack comes just days before the film’s release, and follows WaterTower Music’s campaign over the past several weeks of digitally releasing three of Giacchino’s powerful musical character themes, each of which has captivated fans across the globe.
“I love working with Michael Giacchino, he’s one of my favorite people,” explained The Batman director Matt Reeves. “So, when I got ‘The Batman,’ I went to him knowing he has the same kind of love and connection to Batman that I do. He told me he wanted to do what we’d never been able to – to record before I ever shot a frame.
“He said, ‘I want us to record a suite, as if it was the unknown Beethoven Sonata of Batman that was found, and we use that to score the entire movie.’ I was excited about it, so he started writing while I was still writing, and he would send me little sample recordings of pieces he was doing on the piano.”
Reeves said that later, “the night before Robert (Pattinson) was to screen test, Michael sent me this incredible suite which contained the Batman theme — he had put it together with an orchestra — and I was blown away! It was so emotional.
“I drove to the set, and (The Batman producer) Dylan Clark was there, and I said to him, ‘You have to get in the car.’ He sat in the passenger seat, and I turned up the music. The two of us literally cried. He, too, felt it was amazing.”
“I just felt like this was a very special, fated day, because Robert was about to be in one of the classic Batsuits, we were going to shoot some scenes, and there we were listening to this perfect music,” Reeves continued.
“Suddenly you felt you were about to be part of film history that meant so much to you and meant so much to everyone. That music helped Robert Pattinson to become Batman, and we listened to that music all the time.”
More than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City.
With only a few trusted allies — Alfred (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz), Oz, aka The Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka The Riddler (Paul Dano).
As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.
Also starring alongside Pattinson (Tenet, The Lighthouse) as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Interrogation) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál.
Reeves (the Planet of the Apes franchise) directed from a screenplay by Reeves & Peter Craig, based on characters from DC. Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) and Reeves produced the film, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel serving as executive producers.
The movie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (Dune, Lion); Reeves’ Planet of the Apes production designer, James Chinlund, and editor, William Hoy; editor Tyler Nelson (Rememory); and Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (1917, Little Women, Anna Karenina).
The 6th & Idaho/Dylan Clark Productions production is set to open in theaters in North America March 4, 2022 and internationally beginning 2 March 2022.
The Batman is rated PG-13 by the MPA for strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material.
THE BATMAN SOUNDTRACK TRACKLIST
Can’t Fight City Halloween – Michael Giacchino
Mayoral Ducting – Michael Giacchino
It’s Raining Vengeance – Michael Giacchino
Don’t Be Voyeur with Me – Michael Giacchino
Crossing the Feline – Michael Giacchino
Gannika Girl – Michael Giacchino
Moving in for the Gil – Michael Giacchino
Funeral and Far Between – Michael Giacchino
Collar ID – Michael Giacchino
Escaped Crusader – Michael Giacchino
Penguin of Guilt – Michael Giacchino
Highway to the Anger Zone – Michael Giacchino
World’s Worst Translator – Michael Giacchino
Riddles, Riddles Everywhere – Michael Giacchino
Meow and You and Everyone We Know – Michael Giacchino
For All Your Pennyworth – Michael Giacchino
Are You a Kenzie or a Can’t-zie? – Michael Giacchino
An Im-purr-fect Murder – Michael Giacchino
The Great Pumpkin Pie – Michael Giacchino
Hoarding School – Michael Giacchino
A Flood of Terrors – Michael Giacchino
A Bat in the Rafters, Pt. 1 – Michael Giacchino
A Bat in the Rafters, Pt. 2 – Michael Giacchino
The Bat’s True Calling – Michael Giacchino
All’s Well That Ends Farewell – Michael Giacchino
The Batman – Michael Giacchino
Catwoman – Michael Giacchino
The Riddler – Michael Giacchino
Sonata in Darkness – Michael Giacchino