While Alan Silvestri may not be a household name for most, if you’ve watched movies over the past thirty years or so, you’ve likely heard some of his work. Silvestri has been the composer behind over one hundred films over the years, including classics such as Predator, Back to the Future and its two sequels, Forrest Gump, Judge Dredd, and Cast Away just to name a few. Silvestri is also no newcomer to the MCU, as he has also scored both Captain America: The First Avenger and Avengers. Hearing his iconic theme for the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as they assembled for the first time as a team on screen made the moment even more powerful, and has now become one of the classic themes of the MCU. As a refresher, or just for kicks, you can rewatch the iconic moment below:
While he didn’t write the score for the next installment of the franchise, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Silvestri is getting back in the game in the MCU. Silvestri has been tapped to compose the score for next year’s Avengers: Infinity War, and he’s already busy writing it. But in order to write a score for a film, you have to have seen at least part of it, which Silvestri has. In an interview during a recent awards ceremony, Silvestri only had praise for Marvel’s next epic:
He has already begun writing the music for the next “Avengers” movie, “Infinity War,” which he is slated to record in January 2018. He said he has already seen footage of the next installment and “it’s everything we could have hoped for.”
This is just another indicator that this film is going to be truly epic. At this stage in the game, the folks at Marvel Studios know that fans tend to set the bar high for these films, so they know the level of expectation for this film is through the roof. Still, everyone behind the film, both from the cast and crew, seem incredibly confident that it will meet the demands of the fans. When recently asked about his experience on the film, Chris Pratt has also been quoted as saying that this film will be everything that fans want. That’s definitely saying something, as this film promises to be on a larger scale than anything we’ve ever seen on a movie screen. At this point, even though we haven’t seen any footage from the film, we’re going to take their word for it.
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on May 4, 2018.