If you want to track the evolution of the Hollywood blockbuster over the past decade, just scroll through the filmography of composer Henry Jackman. It represents an impressive slice of varied films (dramas, action films, animated adventures, comedies, monster movies), all of them unified in being expensive wide releases seen by millions of people. Here’s a select few: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, X-Men: First Class, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Kong: Skull Island, Detective Pikachu, Captain Phillips, This is the End. And, of course, there’s his contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.
Jackman’s work in the MCU continued this year with The Falcon and the Winter Solider, the six-episode Disney+ series following the latest adventures of Captain America’s best buds. With the series now concluded, I spoke with Jackman about creating music for the series, his creative approach to scoring film and television, and working inside a giant blockbuster machine like Marvel Studios.
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Cherry, the new Russo Brothers movie starring Tom Holland, features a score from composer Henry Jackman – and we’re debuting an exclusive track. Jackman has a long list of credits, including soundtracks for X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle, Captain America: Civil War, and many more.
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Next year we’ll see Godzilla return to theaters along with a slew of classic monsters that we’ve yet to see on the big screen in the sequel to the franchise from Legendary Pictures. But in the meantime, we can enjoy the triumphant return of one of his foes in the gruesome monster movie Kong: Skull Island, and now you can partake in the film’s menacing, bombastic score from a cool vinyl soundtrack release from Waxwork Records. Read More »
Ant-Man wouldn’t be a Marvel movie if it didn’t contain a bunch of fun easter eggs and references to comic book creators, storylines and side characters. We’ve chronicled many of the references and hidden details in previous Marvel movies (like this in-depth dissection of Guardians of the Galaxy’s many easter eggs), and now its time to take a look at Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man. After the jump you will find over 20 easter eggs for the latest Marvel superhero movie starring Paul Rudd.
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Posted on Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Wreck-It Ralph may not have been a box office juggernaut on the order of Frozen, but it was still a pretty big hit when it landed in 2012. Talk of a potential Wreck-It Ralph sequel began swirling not long afterward, but there’s been no official confirmation that any such movie would actually happen — until now.
Composer Henry Jackman has revealed that a Wreck-It Ralph 2 is being written as we speak, although it remains a mystery when we’ll actually get to see the movie. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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After a few days off, Superhero Bits is back! How can you get this exclusive Captain America poster by Dave Perillo? Want to see Cap’s new suit from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron? What new details have been revealed from Guardians of the Galaxy? Is there a new Quicksilver photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Do babies play a part in Amazing Spider-Man 2? Will Russell Crowe return for Batman vs. Superman? Could Captain America: The Winter Soldier break $100 million this weekend? Want to see Patton Oswalt in Agents of S.H.I.E.L..D? Will Chadwick Boseman play Black Panther? Read about all this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to see some new footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Why does Peter Parker have a new costume in the film? How excited about the movie is the composer of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What is the latest image released from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Are there lots of toys coming from Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Gal Gadot getting ripped for Batman vs. Superman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
UPDATE: Disney claims this is “library music,” and not Jackman’s score for Cap 2.
Briefly: Captain America: The Winter Soldier won’t be out until April 4, 2014 but the official site just launched. There, you can hear what seems to be some of Henry Jackman‘s score for the film. Beyond that, the site is pretty bare bones, but with Thor: The Dark World just a few months away, expect a trailer and more soon. Read More »
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