'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Sound Team Featured in THR 'Behind the Screen' Podcast

Tony Lamberti and Steven Ticknor remember Stan Lee and how the movie says "we were all blessed."
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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' (Inset: Steve Ticknor, left, and Tony Lamberti)

Spider-Man: Far From Home's supervising sound editors pay tribute to Stan Lee in a conversation about the latest Spidey film in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter's Behind the Screen podcast series.

The Jon Watts-helmed Sony movie opens where Avengers: Endgame left off — meaning that supervising sound editor and sound designer Steven Ticknor and supervising sound editor and rerecording mixer Tony Lamberti were also privy to the ending of Endgame in advance of its April opening, in order to continue the story

Far From Home finds Tom Holland’s Peter Parker continuing to mourn the death of his mentor Tony Stark, while heading off for a European vacation with his classmates. There, he’s facing a new threat, and loads of action in the film meant plenty of challenges for the sound team.

Their work includes layers of some surprising sounds, including an Audi e-tron electric car. "We got one of the first cars delivered to the United States," Ticknor relates. "It sounds like a spaceship. … We were flabbergasted."

Ticknor also describes the difficult time when Stan Lee passed away, and how the opening of Far From Home "was a way to give some closure to the movie, and a sweet way of saying thank you to everybody with the first song of the film, which may surprise people. But it really is a way of saying we were all blessed."

Neither Ticknor nor Lamberti was new to the franchise, as they both worked on Spider-Man: Homecoming. Additionally, Ticknor worked on Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man, while Lamberti recently completed best animated feature Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Hosted by THR tech editor Carolyn Giardina, Behind the Screen features conversations with the artists behind the making of motion pictures and series, including directors, cinematographers, composers, editors and sound pros.

Hear it all below on Behind the Screen — and be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode.