Friday, April 19, 2013

Composer for Thor - The Dark World Revealed in Teaser Poster!

Composer for Thor - The Dark World Revealed in Teaser Poster!

Marvel Studios began their press campaign with the release of the first teaser poster for THOR - THE DARK WORLD, the sequel to 2011's THOR.

While a host of details for the film were released along with the image (see below), one detail can only be found in closely examining the beautiful poster itself... and that is that none other than composer CARTER BURWELL will be composing the original score!

As you'll recall, Patrick Doyle ably composed the score for the first film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and so with the change in the director's chair, many wondered if Doyle would return.  It has been known for some time that veteran, television-director, Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Law & Order, The Sopranos) will be Asgard's true master this time out, but we are now treated to this a-typically, early release of information regarding the original score's composer.

For some, is not likely that the superhero genre is what first comes to mind when thinking "Carter Burwell."  No doubt, Taylor has an impressive cable-television directorial resume; one that can lead to fans having high expectations in terms of the level of drama and character development, but what does his choice in composers say about the score?  Will it be the subtle, yet deep variety commonly coming from Burwell's pen or will he open it up and give us something as adventurous as ROB ROY?

The main themes that Doyle crafted do see like those that Burwell could naturally absorb and refit to his liking.  Take this sample for instance...

Do you think this was a good choice?  What does this do to your level of expectation for the film and its score?  Tell us in the comments below!


Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.

“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Craig Kyle.

The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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