Captain America: The First Avenger composer Alan Silvestri has been brought on to create the score for Marvel's The Avengers. Here's what the composer had to say about returning to the Marvel universe.
"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."
The composer also revealed that Marvel's The Avengers poses a new set of challenges, in creating a score for a whole team of superheroes, instead of just 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."
Alan Silvestri also said he has already started working on the music for Marvel's The Avengers.
"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."