Alan Silvestri to Score Marvel’s THE AVENGERS

Whedon’s superhero team up lands Oscar-winning composer.

Marvel has announced the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ composer Alan Silvestri has been set the tasked of scoring Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers.’

In a statement over at, the composer says, “This is actually a very unique experience [for me]. I’ve worked on films where there have been a number of stars and certainly worked on films where there have been characters of equal weight in terms of their level of importance and profile in the film, but this one is somewhat extreme in that regard because each of these characters has their own world and it’s a very different situation.” He goes on to add, ”It’s very challenging to look for a way to give everyone the weight and consideration they need, but at the same time the film is really about the coming together of these characters, which implies that there is this entity called the Avengers which really has to be representative of all of them together.”

“It’s always an interesting process, of confronting the film and having a chance to live with it a bit and internalize it a little bit. I am just at the beginning stages of all of that right now and it’s feeling very good. I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of this film. Joss Whedon has really done something magnificent and I think everyone who loves Marvel and their films will especially enjoy this one.”

Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ will hit cinemas summer 2012 with a cast that includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders.