Right now, Alan Silvestri is still soaking it all up from the release of his latest film, Ready Player One, which he scored for world-famous director Steven Spielberg. Though that would be a nice feather in anyone’s cap, it’s just one of the big films he’s working on this year alone. As a veteran of the business, he’s gone on to be one of the bigger names in composing, alongside the likes of John Williams.
Up next on his slate of films is the hotly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. This isn’t Silvestri’s first Marvel Studios rodeo, as Silvestri is the one responsible for the great soundtrack for the very first Avengers theme, and one could argue that he’s responsible for perhaps the only recognizable theme song from the whole of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As such, it’s great to see him returning.
But what can we expect from this? Given how many soundtracks Silvestri has done, I can’t imagine it’s a whole lot from business as usual, right? Apparently not. Speaking with THR, Silvestri stated:
“I wrapped Infinity War yesterday, and it was a really different experience than anything I’d done before, especially in regard to the approach and balancing quick shifts in tone.”
It’s an interesting statement. Marvel Studios has been well-known for bringing both laughs and thrills to the cinema, but the fact that Silvestri doesn’t seem to have experience going from one extreme end of the spectrum to the other makes me wonder if it will give audiences whiplash. I suppose having a film that has the stakes and gravity of a Captain America film and the comedy of a Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy film is one that could lead to an interesting dynamic.
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