Composer Laura Karpman Gives Us A Inside Look At Creating The Soundtrack For What If…? [Exclusive Interview]

What If...?

(L-R): Doctor Strange and Doctor Strange Supreme in Marvel Studios’ WHAT IF…? exclusively on Disney+. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

It can’t be said enough how important the soundtrack of a film or television series is. How excited do we get when we hear that opening Marvel Studios sequence? Or that incredible opening Star Wars score? Both sounds help us get excited for what is to come. Then throughout the films, there are countless musical arrangements that complement and enhance the sequences we are experiencing on screen. It is no different with Marvel Studios’ What If…?

What If…? features the music arrangements by Emmy-winning composer Laura Karpman. Despite her long resume, her work on this series is her first Marvel Studios project. If you’d like to hear some of the scores that she has put together for What… If? you can follow the link below. This features the latest soundtrack release from episode four titled, What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?

WHAT IF…? EPISODE 4 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

What If...?

ALSO SEE: WHAT IF DOCTOR STRANGE LOST HIS HEART INSTEAD OF HIS HANDS – DARK AND BRILLIANT

Here is a list of the dates of the soundtracks that have been released as well as those to come.

Aug. 13:         What If…Captain Carter Were the First Avenger? (Ep.1)

Aug. 20:         What If…T’Challa Became a Star-Lord? (Ep. 2)

Aug. 27:         What If…The World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes? (Ep. 3)

Sept. 3:          What If…Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?

Sept. 10:        What If…? Episode 5

Sept. 17         What If…? Episode 6

Sept. 24:        What If…? Episode 7

Oct. 1:            What If…? Episode 8

Oct. 8:            What If…? Episode 9

LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Laura Karpman about her work on What If…? She tells us about her experience with taking some of our favorite Marvel characters and films and adding a new spin to their soundtracks. She also expresses her excitement in now being part of the Marvel Studios family. It’s a great conversation that you can check out down below!

Marvel Studios’ What If…? is available exclusively on Disney+ with a new episode every Wednesday.

“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer.

 

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