The score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
was helmed by Zimmer, who formed a supergroup to create the music for the movie consisting of Pharrell, Incubus' Mike Einzinger, The Smiths' Johnny Marr, and The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart
. "When we came together to form a band to create the music of this film, we did the opposite of what composers usually do -- we wrote songs, and from the songs came the themes," Zimmer explained. "We embraced a rock 'n' roll ethos on this movie, and it paid off."
Zimmer had previously worked with all the other members of the supergroup with Einziger having played on his score for The Lone Ranger
, Marr on Inception
and Stewart on Madagascar 3