Listen to the spine-tingling The Batman theme

The dark, beautiful theme for The Batman – by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino – has arrived ahead of the film’s release on March 4.

Listen to the spine-tingling The Batman theme
Emily Carter

Excitement for March's The Batman is continuing to ramp up this week, with the (very long) running time announced, as well as the spine-tingling theme by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino.

The Robert Pattinson-starring flick is going to be the longest Batman movie ever, clocking in at two hours and 55 minutes, with eight minutes of credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And in amongst all that we'll get to hear this just-released Batman theme, which director Matt Reeves revealed was written by Michael Giacchino before they'd even shot a frame of the film. "I can still remember listening to it in my car with Dylan Clark before we went onto the stage to do Robert Pattinson's screen test," he tweeted. "We both had chills."

In a March 2020 interview with Collider, Michael Giacchino said he "felt total freedom" to do whatever he wanted.

"Matt always agreed, this is our Batman, this is our vision," he explained. "In the same way that I always loved, what I still do about Batman comics and graphic novels is that each of these artists, each of these authors they take their own crack at what they want this to be. It’s their version of Batman. I love it when I see a graphic novel of Batman in the 1800s. To me that is cool. I love that. I’m not the kind of person that says, 'Batman must always be this.' It’s like, 'No, why? It can be whatever the artist wants to be and it has over the years done that, many times over.' I love the idea of taking something and just kind of doing our version of it."

Listen to The Batman below:

The Batman will hit cinemas on March 4, 2022 via Warner Bros. Pictures.

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