Alan Silvestri Now Set to Score 'Captain America: The First Avenger'
Earlier this month we heard brilliant Disney composer Alan Menken would be composing some sort of original music for Captain America: The First Avenger but it wouldn't be the film's score. At the same time rumors were floating around that Michael Giacchino, the man behind the music for films like Star Trek and The Incredibles, may step up to compose the score. Well today Film Music Reporter revealed that Alan Silvestri, composer for such films as Back to the Future and Forrest Gump, will be behind the music for Marvel's comic book adaptation. Around the same time last year, Silvestri's score for The A-Team could also be heard in theaters.
This will be the first time Silvestri has worked with director Joe Johnston and his first comic book adaptation since Judge Dredd in 1995. Composing a score in itself is tough, but when you have to create a piece of music that can be representative of a hero for years to come, that's an even bigger challenge. With the film hitting theaters on July 22nd of this year, Silvestri will complete his work over the next few months. Not to worry, as this time frame is standard in post-production anyway. As much as I would've liked Giacchino to lend his talents to Captain America, I think Silvestri will do just fine with the anticipated comic book flick. What do you think?