Marvel at times seems to take their soundtracks about as seriously as their villains. While the stars of each franchise crossover, their themes shift radically through each appearance. It seems that might be about to change, based on an announcement from composer Alan Silvestri.
You may recognise his name from famous work like Back to the Future, or possibly his score for The Avengers. That score from Marvel’s first crossover was stuck in the heads of many, and it’s likely to make a big return. Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman may have stepped in to score Avengers: Age of Ultron, but a statement on Silvestri’s website said the composer is returning for both parts of Avengers: Infinity War.
The short statement reads, “We are pleased to announce that Alan is slated to score the Marvel films Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Part II. These films are scheduled for release in May of 2018 and May of 2019.”
Given that the ending of the first Avengers film will tie in to these two films, it’s good to have Silvestri returning as composer. That should help give the three films a similar tone, and give us another strong Marvel soundtrack. He first showed his superhero scoring talents as composer on Captain America: The First Avenger. Giving that film a good soundtrack when it could have easily descended in to parody was quite an achievement.
You can hear Silvestri’s Avengers theme above. Do you want it to return for the two part Infinity War? It’s hard to imagine it not being included, especially as a call back to the film that kicked the Marvel Cinematic Universe fully into gear.
With a composer on board, the next Avengers instalment is really starting to shape up. Hopefully this announcement is followed by an official title.
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