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 Instead, he’s been replaced by Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World composer Brian Tyler, according to Film Music Reporter.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.