Iron Man 3 Composer To Score Avengers: Age Of Ultron

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One thing I’ve noticed about Marvel Studios is that despite releasing films that influence the entire superhero genre, the music in their movies is very forgettable. Only The Avengers has a theme that I can hum from memory, and even that takes some serious thinking.

This is quite different from what other studios do with their superhero scores. Hans Zimmer forever changed the way we think of the Batman music, and managed to make a Superman score that rivals John Williams’He’s also lending his talents to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which appears to have a clear and exciting theme. Then, of course, there are those great scores that Danny Elfman composed for Tim Burton’s Batman films and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.

Academy Award nominee Alan Silvestri composed the score for The Avengers, but apparently won’t be returning for the sequel. Instead, he’s been replaced by Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World composer Brian Tyler, according to Film Music Reporter.

Tyler’s resume also includes The Expendables films, Now You See Me, and a handful of the Fast and Furious movies. He did an alright job with the music in his previous Marvel efforts, but as I said before, none of them were exactly memorable. The studio must like him though if they want to bring him back for Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Let’s just hope that he does as good a job with the superhero team-up as Silvestri did the first time around.

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  • Howard Hand

    “Hans Zimmer forever changed the way we think of the Batman music, and managed to make a Superman score that rivals John Williams’”
    Give me a break. Man of Steel’s score was one of the worst of 2013, if not THE worst.

    • Drax

      I completely disagree. I thought it was phenomenal and perfectly captured Superman.

      • AdrFax

        I wouldn’t generalize that much. I believe that his score really complements the tone of the movie, more than Superman himself. If the movie wasn’t as dark and brooding as Snyder envisioned it, the score would’ve seemed out of line.

        • Strong Enough

          dark? more like inspirational. to see a man rise to his destiny. what was so dark about it?

          • Gabriel

            Agreed! A muted color palette doesn’t make a movie “dark,” and I personally felt incredibly inspired and overjoyed by the film.

  • cinematicsound

    “One thing I’ve noticed about Marvel Studios is that despite releasing films that influence the entire superhero genre, the music in their movies is very forgettable.”
    Say what? Some of the very best comic book themes have come from Marvel films – Powell’s “Dark Phoenix Theme” from X-MEN 3, Horner’s theme from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Silvestri’s brilliant “CAPTAIN AMERICA March” and Brian Tyler’s own incredibly catchy theme from IRON MAN 3, which was one of the very best score written last year. This article shouldn’t be about themes not being memorable it’s should be about you not paying attention because it’s clear to me that aren’t. Take the cotton balls out of your ears, man!

    • Robyn

      First of all, X-Men 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man are NOT Marvel Studios movies. Second of all, The Captain America March and theme from IM3 aren’t memorable at all.

      • cinematicsound

        Oh, stop it, Robyn. Marvel is Marvel. X-Men and Spider-Man are Marvel properties. Both films were produced by Marvel. And you’re deaf if you think Captain America and Iron Man’s themes aren’t memorable. They are two of the best and catchy comic book themes in recent memory.

        • Robyn

          Marvel is NOT Marvel. Marvel STUDIOS is its own entity, and doesn’t produce those films.