Alan Silvestri Now Set to Score 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

February 28, 2011
Source: Film Music Reporter

Alan Silvestri / Captain America

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?

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No complaints here.

John.E on Mar 1, 2011


I thought it comes out July 22. In fact July 11 is a Monday.

Mike.Lee on Mar 1, 2011


What if he does a variation of the Team America Theme? Without the swearing and racial stuff. Could be epic

Chris on Mar 1, 2011


I hope cap gets a great theme song, don't really remember Iron Man's...

Staatz on Mar 1, 2011


It's weird how iron man and hulk have forgettable themes. maybe cuz marvel studios is unbelievable cheap and don't want to hire amazing composers? Look at spiderman. Sony spent lots of money on danny elfman. Don't remember who did the first xmen film but I hum its theme all the time. Batman Begins and Dark Knights music are constantly being whistled by me. Iron man's music was pretty generic sounding and failed to impress me. It's about time marvel got someone good.

Chris on Mar 1, 2011


I know it says this time line is standard, but if I remember right Nolan had Zimmer involved much earlier in the process. I prefer when music is seen as part of the film development and not just a post production process.

Ross on Mar 1, 2011


Awesome choice for scoring the flick! I'm sure Silvestri will bring his A-game. I do recall the 1st "Iron Man" theme which is pretty memorable, although not "Dark Knight" memorable, it was the "Iron Man 2" score that I just can't remember! Here's hoping that Silvestri signs on for scoring the sequels as well!

Spider on Mar 1, 2011


Hmm, actually kind of dismayed at this news. Silvestri is a great film composer, don't get me wrong, but Giacchino is almost the perfect choice for scoring this film. If you've heard his work for the Medal of Honor videogame series, you would know that it is simply incredible, and up there with such classic World War II themed scores as The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, and the first and third Indiana Jones films to name a few. In fact, if it had been used in a film instead of a series of videogames, I would dare call it Oscar worthy.

James on Mar 1, 2011


I'm a BIG Giacchino fan, so at first to hear this is a bummer. However with Silvestri's resume, I can't say I think its in poor hands. Lets hope its a memorable theme!

Snears on Mar 1, 2011

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