THE MARVELS Enlists WHAT IF...? And LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Composer Laura Karpman

Marvel Studios has enlisted composer Laura Karpman, who recently worked on the What If...? Disney+ animated series, to score Nia DaCosta's upcoming Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels.

Nia DaCosta's The Marvels has found its composer, with Variety reporting that Laura Karpman will score the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel.

Karpman, who is a five-time Emmy winner and the first American female composer to be inducted by the music branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, will take over from Pinar Toprak, who scored the first Captain Marvel movie, becoming the first female composer to work on a Marvel Studios project in the process.

Karpman is no stranger to the MCU, having recently provided the music for the Disney+ What If...? animated series.“I am thrilled to be going on this wild adventure with Nia DaCosta and Carol Danvers and am really looking forward to the collaboration,” she said in a statement. 

Brie Larson will reprise the role of Carol Danvers in the sequel, and she'll be joined by Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau.

Plot details for the The Marvels are still under wraps (you can check out a vague logline here), but British actress Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Velvet Buzzsaw) is on board as the main villain, who is rumored to be a gender-swapped take on Kree warrior Ael-Dan. In addition, Samuel L. Jackson recently confirmed that he will appear as Nick Fury.

DaCosta will direct from a script by WandaVision writer Megan McDonnell. The Marvels is set to fly into theaters on February 17, 2023.

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