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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