Alan Silvestri to score Marvel’s The Avengers

The Avengers Promo Art (2012)

The Avengers "Assemble" poster (2012) has revealed today that composer Alan Silvestri, who previously did the score for Captain America: The First Avenger, will compose the soundtrack for the ultimate team-up of The Avengers.

On the site, Silvestri commented:

This is actually a very unique experience [for me],” relates Silvestri. “I’ve worked on films where there have been a number of stars and certainly worked on films where there have been characters of equal weight in terms of their level of importance and profile in the film, but this one is somewhat extreme in that regard because each of these characters has their own world and it’s a very different situation“.

Silvestri, who has worked on everything from Back to the Future, Lilo & Stitch, Forest Gump and A Christmas Carol, has noted that his previous experience doesn’t mean that the new task is an easy one, even though he has previous experience with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It’s very challenging to look for a way to give everyone the weight and consideration they need, but at the same time the film is really about the coming together of these characters, which implies that there is this entity called the Avengers which really has to be representative of all of them togetherI think to have been a part of the Marvel process is very helpful,” elaborates the composer. “To see how material evolves [and] how the film evolves gives the sense of how Marvel treats their characters, cares for them, and a bit of what that Marvel post-production process feels like.”

Marvel goes on to say that despite another six months before the film hits cinemas, there will be no slacking off for Silvestri between now and then:

It’s always an interesting process, of confronting the film and having a chance to live with it a bit and internalize it a little bit. I am just at the beginning stages of all of that right now and it’s feeling very good. I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of this film. Joss Whedon has really done something magnificent and I think everyone who loves Marvel and their films will especially enjoy this one.

The Avengers will be released in Australia in April 2012, and 4 May 2012 in the US by Disney.