I’m a huge fan of composer Alan Silvestri, obviously because he scored my most favorite film of all time, Forrest Gump. And I thought his work on Captain America: The First Avenger was just as fantastic. Marvel seems to like the music so much, they’ve hired him again, this time for their ultimate superhero movie, THE AVENGERS.
Marvel today officially announced that Silvestri will be the composer for THE AVENGERS and Silvestri’s work has already started. The following are his comments..
“I think to have been a part of the Marvel process is very helpful,”
“To see how material evolves [and] how the film evolves gives the sense of how Marvel treats their characters, cares for them, and a bit of what that Marvel post-production process feels like.”
“It’s always an interesting process, of confronting the film and having a chance to live with it a bit and internalize it a little bit. I am just at the beginning stages of all of that right now and it’s feeling very good. I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of this film. Joss Whedon has really done something magnificent and I think everyone who loves Marvel and their films will especially enjoy this one.”
“This is actually a very unique experience [for me],”
“I’ve worked on films where there have been a number of stars and certainly worked on films where there have been characters of equal weight in terms of their level of importance and profile in the film, but this one is somewhat extreme in that regard because each of these characters has their own world and it’s a very different situation… It’s very challenging to look for a way to give everyone the weight and consideration they need, but at the same time the film is really about the coming together of these characters, which implies that there is this entity called the Avengers which really has to be representative of all of them together.”
THE AVENGERS starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, directed by Joss Whedon.
THE AVENGERS opens May 4th, 2012.