Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
Alan Menken has won eight Oscars, mostly for his work on such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas. He’s both a composer and songwriter who is synonymous with upbeat, happy music that’s fun for the whole family. Now that Disney owns Marvel, it seems they’ve imported their Oscar-winner to help with one of their upcoming comic book movies, Captain America: The First Avenger. According to Badass Digest, Menken is writing a song, or songs, for the film that will most likely be used when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is sent out on a USO tour. Read more after the break.
Badass Digest reports they found out Menken was working on the film through a source at Marvel and while there was no confirmation on what specifically he’d be doing for the film, it was definitely a song and not a score.
The site continues to surmise that, the most logical place for a song to be placed in the film is during the USO tour. It’s been widely reported that, in the film, the government realizes what they have with Captain America and instead of immediately sending him into combat and risking death, they send him out to drum up morale and money to help support the war. USO tours like this are well-known for the kind of big entertainment Menken is well-known for.
Seems like a very logical conclusion and one that could certainly fit in with the tone of the film. We finally saw footage from Captain America: The First Avenger during the Super Bowl and got a great look at the period feel of the film as well as some of the swashbuckling action director Joe Johnston is aiming to provide. I hope it’s a ton of fun and that Menken’s song, where ever it fits in, just adds to that.
Do you agree that’s where Menken’s song, or songs, would be used? Do you think it’ll fit in the film?