Alan Silvestri Confirmed To Score ‘The Avengers’

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Things have quieted down on the news front for The Avengers, following the teaser trailer premiere and the superhero extravaganza’s showing at the 2011 New York Comic-Con. Plus, writer/director Joss Whedon and his technical team reportedly began post-production on the Marvel flick just over a month ago (from the current time of writing).

However, today we can confirm a certain Avengers rumor – namely, that multiple Oscar-nominated composer Alan Silvestri (who most recently scored Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger) is onboard to provide musical accompaniment for the film.

While Silvestri has been rumored to be working on The Avengers since about the time post-production began on the project, this news has now been confirmed via the musician’s official website. All things considered, it’s certainly possible that we’ll even get to hear an early sample of Silvestri’s soundtrack when the full-length Avengers theatrical preview is (eventually) unveiled.

Silvestri’s Captain America soundtrack was quite solid and its main theme not only properly reflected the noble-minded and patriotic stance of its namesake, the score also set the tone nicely for director Joe Johnston’s old-fashioned serial adventure-style superhero movie. So, based on that alone, Silvestri should be up for the challenge of not only crafting musical themes that befit each individual (main) character in The Avengers, but also ones that readily enhance the film as a whole.

On the off chance you don’t consider that proof enough, remember: Silvestri’s resume also includes the memorable soundtracks for blockbusters like the Back to the Future trilogy, Predator, The Abyss, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, The Mummy Returns, and The Polar Express, among many others. Suffice it to say, he’s earned the benefit of the doubt, at this point.


The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Stellan Skarsgård as Professor Eric Selvig.

It is written and directed by Joss Whedon and will soar into theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

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  1. Good stuff ! We all know how important it is to have a great score for a top movie.

  2. Sorry, but I didst think the Captain America score was very good at all. I don’t know why but that’s one of the first things I noticed while watching the movie. It was just kinda there, meh, thought they could have done much better.

  3. Glad to hear it. His Captain America score wasn’t as good as his work for Back to the Future, but I definitely think it was the best of the Avengers films scores. Silvestri is a solid composer.

  4. I loved it in Van Hellsing, it’s an awesome soundtrack, that spanish guitar, OMG!!

  5. Like special effects when its seemless and you dont notice it then the overall film is better. A really bad score and you would notice.

    • A really great score and you have chills through your spine. The ones we remember, are the ones that stand out, but in tone with the film.

      Titans Spirit – Remember the Titans (Trevor Rabin)
      Arrival to Earth – Transformers (Steve Jablonsky)
      Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore)
      Star Wars (John Williams)
      Pirates of the Caribbean, The Curse of the Black Pearl (Hans Zimmer/Klaus Badelt)

      • Are you kidding me? Only Star Wars is any good from these

        Back to the Future’s Soundtrack was one of the most chilling soundtracks of all time

  6. Why didn’t you say The Mummy instead of Mummy Returns?

    • Heh, because The Mummy was scored by Jerry Goldsmith, not Alan Silvestri. 8-)

  7. good choice, particularly like his score on predator and judge dredd.

  8. Music to my ears!

  9. His work on Predator is classic and probably his best. The movie would’ve been much less of a film without his score.

  10. Great I loved his Captain America score.

  11. I think the should have gotten Patrick Doyle (Thor) instead. Alan Silvestri is a good composer but the only reason he’s so good is because his style is a very patriotic/Military type sound and most of the films he worked on required that. I think Patrick Doyle, Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, or Steve Jablonsky would be perfect. In my opinion, Patrick Doyle’s score for Thor was the best of any superhero film.

    • I would second that opinion.

      Patrick Doyle’s score to “Thor” was an outstanding one. The main theme is VERY stirring. The complete score is a tiny bit “limited” in scope, mind you, but that’s a nit-pick. What’s there is of top notch quality.

      I DO love Alan Silvestri’s music. He’s a terribly under-rated composer. His wife and I had a long online friendship going for a while, and I had the pleasure of letting Alan know which of his scores were my favourites (The Abyss and Contact). He’s not only a wonderful composer, he’s also a great person.

      • Ok this is ridiculous. Go watch the Dark Knight if you want a “real” score that makes the movie.

        • if by “real score” that “makes the movie” you mean “barely noticeable background noise that accompanies images” then sure, Hans Zimmer’s crap is wonderful.

          • Hilarious comment. Must be why he keeps getting blockbusters like TDK, Batman Begins, Pirates movies, Sherlock Holmes, Lion King, Inception while Silv gets mid card movies.

            • None of these are memorable you dumb f-ck

          • haha owned

  12. @Mag, you forgot the Superman score (John Williams)

    • oh yeah, I love that one. I feel 7 feet tall, when I listen to it.

  13. Awesome…
    IMO Cap’s score wasn’t as good as I was expecting, but it still had a few very good songs.
    I think Ramin Djwadi (who did Iron Man’s score) should have been hired for this job, but Silvestri is still a great composer and I’m sure he’ll do a great job.

    Honestly, I’m just happy that the movie will have an instrumental score (I REALLY didn’t like that NiN song that they played along with the trailer – I found it cheesy.)

  14. Great news, Alan Silverstri is scoring The Avengers.

    His soundtrack for Captain America wasn’t amazing but it was still good.

    He is a legendary composer and did amazing work on the Back To The Future trilogy.

    I hope he does a great job on The Avengers, Hans Zimmer or Patrick Doyle would have been great or even Brian Tyler, all are great composers,

  15. I wish Patrick Doyle would have scored this, his score for Thor soared :)

    • Thor’s score?
      It was terrible IMO… repetitive, boring and after a while just plain annoying.

      • It wasn’t “terrible”. That word implies a lot of VERY bad things, none of which can be applied to Doyle’s score to “Thor”.

        I WILL agree with you that it was a bit repetitive, and that does seem to be one of Patrick Doyle’s weaknesses. He writes great “main themes” for the films he works on, but the secondary material seems to be lacking in either development or interest.

        THAT said, I will take a “lacking” Patrick Doyle score ANY day over the crap that Hans Zimmer puts out, and that all the fanboys scream “genius” over.

        • Thor was a crap movie and did nothing but introduce the character for The Avengers.

          Nothing happened in that movie. All these movies Marvel/DC are putting out are crap.

  16. I actually love Hans Zimmer. That’s why I put him in my list of suggestions in my last comment. Although The Dark Knight score with a few exceptions was kinda disappointing compared to Zimmer’s other work. Although we can’t completely blame Zimmer cause the Dark Knight score was a joint effort between Zimmer and James Newton Howard. I personally would have picked Harry Gregson-Williams for the The Dark Knight because I believe he’s truly underrated for the incredible work he’s done.

    • Blame the right person: Hans Zimmer.

      Even James Newton Howard’s worst score is far superior to anything Zimmer has ever written.

      It’s not for nothing that Zimmer has always surrounded himself with more-talented younger composers at his production company. He needs better people than he around him to get any sort of acceptable result.