Legendary composer Alan Silvestri had some very encouraging words for Avengers: Infinity War at a recent awards show. Silvestri accepted the Icon Award at the BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards on Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, as recognition for the veteran composer’s prolific career filled with memorable work. The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger composer is back to score Infinity War next summer.
Avengers 3 has some serious talent assembled, both in the sprawling cast (which could include new team members) and the incredibly gifted Russo brothers behind the camera. Silvestri is as dependable as any composer in Hollywood, and he believes that Infinity War has a chance to meet and possibly exceed expectations.
As reported by Variety, Silvestri spoke briefly about Avengers: Infinity War while giving his acceptance speech for the Icon Award. The composer is already writing his score for the sequel and is expected to start recording next January. When addressing Infinity War, he said he has seen some of the footage and that “it’s everything we could have hoped for.”
Infinity War will be far from Silvestri’s first foray into action movies. In addition to the aforementioned Avengers and Captain America scores, he composed the music for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Mummy Returns, and all three Night at the Museum movies. He is best known, however, as a longtime collaborator with famed director Robert Zemeckis; he created the iconic Back to the Future theme and was nominated for Academy Awards for his work on Forrest Gump and The Polar Express.
Silvestri isn’t the first to heap praise on Infinity War, either, as Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) recently said it “transcends the genre” of comic book movies (although both statements are carefully vague). If the experience and pedigree of Silvestri are any indication, it’s likely that the music will be one of Avengers: Infinity War’s strengths. Indeed, his MCU work is some of the series’ most memorable scores, especially when it comes to The Avengers‘ core motif.
Of course, even the best musical score can only take a movie so far. Despite the large amount of talent assembled for Avengers: Infinity War, it will all come down to the execution. But Silvestri’s work on Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers only helped those movies, so there’s a good chance that his music will enhance Infinity War as well.