'Gravity' Composer Hired to Score Marvel & Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'
The cast for Ant-Man has filled out rather nicely with Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas playing Scott Lang and Hank Pym, two different versions of the tiny titular hero. In addition, Evangeline Lily is in talks for the female lead and Michael Pena has some sort of role. They'll all be under the direction of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright, and the filmmaker himself has just revealed another great talent working behind the scenes. Steven Price, who just won a BAFTA for composing the score to Gravity, not to mention being nominated for an Oscar, has been hired to score the Marvel film.
This might be the best composer hire for a Marvel film since Alan Silvestri took on The Avengers. However, when it comes to the themes and compositions for Marvel films, they don't seem to be quite as iconic as previous superhero soundtracks. Maybe Price can make the score stand out a little more and actually give Ant-Man some power through music. The Avengers is probably the best composition work in a Marvel film yet, but we have no doubt that someone like Price, who was an integral part of the film's sound (mostly because there isn't any real sound in space) and impact. Good news?