It seems the director of the Apes franchise has been given a little bit of encouragement by fans and friends alike on The Batman movie.
With casting for Matt Reeves’ The Batman having begun, everyone and their mother is auditioning for the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Many prima donna’s in the industry from Vanessa Hudgens to Aubrey Plaza have shown interest to play the feline-centric felon.
Reeves has the difficult task of outdoing what Christopher Nolan did with The Dark Knight, which mind you, is challenging in and of itself. Entrusting the fans with his take on Batman with Robert Pattinson, subverting the their expectations of what Zack Snyder did with Ben Affleck and somehow integrating his depiction of the character within the larger DCEU will be no easy task for Reeves.
Well, Reeves got a little playful pressure added, as Yahoo! covered a panel from the first day of San Diego Comic-Con, where Reeves’ collaborator Michael Giacchino took an opportunity to jokingly roast him during the annual “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” panel.
The crowd sang in harmony, “Hey Matt, don’t screw up our Batman movie.” They were recorded on a video Giacchino filmed himself. The composer then went on to say, “Yeah you heard ‘em. Don’t screw it up, don’t screw it up.” Reeves shared the video on Twitter with the caption “Nothing like a little encouragement,” before he tagged the video over to Giacchino with a heart and bat emoji’s.
The Primetime Emmy Award and three–time Grammy Award-winning film and television composer, known for composing some of J.J. Abrams’ films like Mission: Impossible III, Super 8 and the Star Trek films might be after a job on The Batman film. Giacchino got his start following the end of his internship at Universal Pictures. They hired Giacchino once he graduated from college at SVA. He then applied for a position as music producer at Disney Interactive where he did composition for 16-bit era computer games.
Giacchino’s composing work on video games such as Gargoyles, The Lion King and The Lost World: Jurassic Park led to his career in film and television. He scored the Pixar film Up, with his most recent credits being Spider-Man: Homecoming, Coco and Incredibles 2.