rogue one music

Michael Giacchino had a tough job to do on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The composer behind UpLostStar Trek, and Doctor Strange only had four and a half weeks to write the score for director Gareth Edwards‘ upcoming war film. Giachinno replaced Academy Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel) back in September, meaning there was no time to waste.

Below, Michael Giacchino discusses what to expect from his Rogue One music.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Score

If you’re among the crowd who ventured to see Doctor Strange this weekend, then you heard composer Michael Giacchino bring his musical talents to the Marvel cinematic universe for the first time ever. However, it won’t be his last collaboration with Marvel Studios.

While taking part in a Q&A following a screening of Doctor Strange at the University of Southern California, Kevin Feige accidentally dropped some news about Spider-Man: Homecoming. The Marvel chief offhandedly mentioned that Michael Giacchino was on board to compose the Spider-Man Homecoming score, and quickly questioned himself, ““We announced that, right? I really hope we announced that.” Well, Mr. Feige, that hadn’t been announced, but now it’s been double confirmed. Read More »

Rogue One Score

We’ve already had two movies with a score provided by Michael Giacchino this year, Disney’s animated hit Zootopia and the sequel Star Trek Beyond. But there are still two more movies with his musical talents involved on the way. One will arrive in about a week and a half with Doctor Strange, and we’ve already heard one track from the trippy soundtrack. But easily the most anticipated work from the composer will be for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Oscar-winning composer recently had a quick interview to discuss his work on the Rogue One score, a job that he describes as “a little stressful” but “a lot of fun” as the December release date gets closer. Find out what else he had to say about the gig after the jump. Read More »

Doctor Strange music and Christine Palmer

I’ve become a bit of a broken record over the past year or so as I’ve bemoaned the lack of recognizable musical scores for our modern superhero movies. I miss the days when the likes of John Williams and Danny Elfman could create instantly memorable melodies that not only provided an excellent backdrop to all kinds of heroic derring-do, but also intrinsically felt like the characters they were representing. Of the more recent comic book movies, I’d argue that only the first Captain America and Man of Steel have scores that actually stand out.

Could Doctor Strange change that? The first piece of music from the film’s soundtrack has been released, so let’s take a look…or rather, a listen.

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Rogue One Star Wars timeline

After the jump:

  • Valene Kane confirms she’s playing Jyn Erso’s mom.
  • Michael Giacchino is very excited to be scoring Rogue One.
  • Rogue One will be “edgier” than other Star Wars films, says Riz Ahmed.
  • The Rogue One toys won’t repeat that whole #WheresRey kerfuffle.
  • Felicity Jones learned kung fu for Rogue One.
  • An official map reveals Jedha’s location in the galaxy.
  • And more!

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rogue one bits

Last night it was revealed that Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino would be replacing Alexandre Desplat to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. When I heard the news after arriving at a press screening of The Magnificent Seven, I was met with two conflicting emotions: excitement and dread. Here’s why.

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Rogue One Michael Giacchino

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is making a last-minute switch. Michael Giacchino has just been set to score the movie, replacing the previously announced Alexandre Desplat. The reason for the change? Blame those much-talked-about reshoots.  Read More »

New Marvel Studios Logo

UPDATE: Video of the new Marvel Studios logo and fanfare is now available for you to watch. Our original story from Comic-Con follows.

Marvel Studios brought down the house with their Hall H panel yet again, revealing a new trailer for Doctor Strange, some footage from the set of Thor: Ragnarok, the first footage and teaser trailer from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the first footage from Spider-Man: Homecoming. But before all that happened, Marvel had another reveal.

After using the same comic book flipping logo for years, Marvel Studios has a new logo that still uses the pages of comic books to start with, but the actual logo for Marvel Studios has been given a bit of a makeover. It’s nothing drastic, but it’ll be something you’ll see before every Marvel movie beginning with Doctor Strange. Plus, it comes with a brand new fanfare from a well-known Hollywood composer.

Check out the new Marvel Studios logo after the jump and find out who composed the new fanfare. Read More »

Inside Out Vinyl

If you’re a record collector and you love the music of Pixar Animation films, then you may have already realized the disappointing fact that Michael Giacchino‘s score for Inside Out is not available on vinyl. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like there’s a release of the full score on vinyl in the future, but the folks at Mondo have a collectible 7″ record series that will be available for purchase exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con with album artwork by Phantom City Creative.

However, if you’re unable to be at Comic-Con next week, there will be a chance to get your hands on prints of the album artwork inspired by some real life album covers such as Isaac Hayes’ Joy, Hole’s Live Through This, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dream. Get the details on the Inside Out vinyl records and album artwork after the jump. Read More »

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Star Trek Beyond Comic-Con

Last night the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer debuted online after screening at a special fan event with director Justin Lin and some of the cast in Los Angeles. And along with all the new footage in the trailer, a big announcement was made that will please fans who are headed to San Diego for a certain comic book convention this summer.

Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot have revealed that the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond will happen at San Diego Comic-Con with Justin Lin and cast members in attendance, and fans in the area will have an opportunity to attend. Find out more about the Star Trek Beyond Comic-Con premiere below. Read More »