Composer Alan Silvestri Tapped to Score CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

     February 28, 2011


Alan Silvestri, who’s responsible for such iconic scores as Back to the Future and Forrest Gump, has been hired to compose the score for Joe Johnston’s upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger.  A few weeks ago, we told you that Disney-staple Alan Menken was being brought on the film to write one or two original songs for Captain America, presumably for a scene involving a USO show.

Silvestri’s had quite a varied career, scoring films ranging The A-Team to Stuart Little. Hopefully he crafts something memorable enough that it’ll be tough to think about Captain America without hearing his themes. Film Music Reporter [via The Playlist] states that a number of composers were considered, including Michael Giacchino and John Powell, but Marvel ended up going with Silvestri. Captain America: The First Avenger hits theaters in 3D on July 21st.

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