Composer Danny Elfman To Rework THE AVENGERS Original Theme Into AGE OF ULTRON Score

Composer Danny Elfman To Rework THE AVENGERS Original Theme Into AGE OF ULTRON Score

If you were hoping the Age of Ultron score wouldn't stray too far from Alan Silvestri's Avengers theme, you won't be disappointed according to composer Danny Elfman. Hit the jump for details!

By DCMarvelFreshman - Mar 13, 2015 11:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Avengers
Source: 891 ABC Adelaide


It's been known for quite some time now that Avengers: Age of Ultron will be scored by Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World) instead of the original composer Alan Silvistri. However, it wasn't known until late last month that four-time Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman (Batman and Spider-Man) will be "contributing additional music" to the hotly-anticipated Marvel sequel. Elfman recently spoke with 891 ABC Adelaide about re-imagining other people's scores which led to him discussing Age of Ultron. "I was doing the same thing actually just last week because I've contributed music to the new Avengers movie," revealed the composer. "I took part of Alan Silvestri's theme on the original [movie], which I really liked, and I pulled it into it new theme, which became kind of a hybrid. I really enjoyed that." So, despite new composers coming on board to score Avengers: Age of Ultron, it seems we'll still hear the great theme  from the first movie at some point, if not throughout, the superhero calamity. Perhaps it will be when Earth's mightiest heroes assemble for the mandatory money group shot.  What do you think? 

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015.
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MikeHawk
MikeHawk - 3/13/2015, 11:27 AM
Good news. Superhero movies lack an existing theme nowadays. Theres always a new composer with each sequel nowadays, so its nice for this continuity. Thats why TDK and Raimi spiderman trilogy were even greater. They had the same epic musical scores.
HAILHYDRA
HAILHYDRA - 3/13/2015, 11:28 AM
Mother Effing Yes! Most people seriously under-value the effect of an iconic film score. Avengers could be one of the greatest franchises of all time but it won't be as iconic if it doesn't have a memorable theme.
digymastr
digymastr - 3/13/2015, 11:29 AM
I personally enjoyed the first Thor theme better than the second one. Still, this is excellent news!!!
SauronsBANE
SauronsBANE - 3/13/2015, 11:29 AM
There goes the "Something something Elfman-Spider-Man-Age of Ultron!" theories...

Still, I LOVE that they won't be abandoning the original score from The Avengers. It's easily one of my favorites of the MCU. If there's one thing the Marvel movies have been lacking, it's keeping the same themes from each movie.

Iron Man 1 had one of the best scores...and it was completely dropped except for a tiny, brief moment in Iron Man 3. The Winter Soldier did a great job of incorporating the score from The First Avenger, but that was the exception. Fingers crossed that The Avengers theme shows up early and often in Age of Ultron.
TheNewDay
TheNewDay - 3/13/2015, 11:30 AM
This is the theme song... of Jimmy Neutron. Bark! Bark!
DeusExSponge
DeusExSponge - 3/13/2015, 11:30 AM
NOICE!!!! This is awesome news!
Mike89
Mike89 - 3/13/2015, 11:33 AM
awesome news. Elfmans themes from both batman and spiderman movies were amazing.
McGee
McGee - 3/13/2015, 11:33 AM
I can't even remember what the Avengers theme sounds like.
TheRedCondom
TheRedCondom - 3/13/2015, 11:33 AM
YES!!!! Hope they bring in Elfman full-time for Infinity War!
ALegendaryPanda
ALegendaryPanda - 3/13/2015, 11:34 AM
That theme gives me chills every time I hear it! So glad they're bringing it back
Mike89
Mike89 - 3/13/2015, 11:34 AM
imo he should have been hired to do the score for AOU. Brian Tylers themes are generic and unmemorable.
kinghulk
kinghulk - 3/13/2015, 11:34 AM
this is great it can be used for like one assemble scene just like in the 1st film, when they asseble in the 1st film with that theme in the background it is just awesome.
TheNewDay
TheNewDay - 3/13/2015, 11:34 AM
If you guys want to listen to a great song, listen to The New Day theme song "New Day, New Way".
legopieface
legopieface - 3/13/2015, 11:36 AM
YEAH BOY! Great theme. Could use a bit of a touch up but other than that it was perfect.
SauronsBANE
SauronsBANE - 3/13/2015, 11:37 AM
This entire scene wouldn't have worked nearly as well if it hadn't been for the score. MOAR of this in Age of Ultron, please!

Baka
Baka - 3/13/2015, 11:37 AM
Yay!
BTW whomever updated the site good job its running so fast and smoothly now.
TheNewDay
TheNewDay - 3/13/2015, 11:38 AM
@npamusic
Seriously, listen to it. You won't regret it.
McGee
McGee - 3/13/2015, 11:38 AM
Thanks npamusic...now I know why it wasn't memorable. :(

The horn at the 1:06 mark is the only thing that rings a be...no, no I won't be making musical puns.

To me, a great theme is something so vivid that you can hum it from memory.
NovaCorpsFan
NovaCorpsFan - 3/13/2015, 11:39 AM
That theme is the best.
TheNewDay
TheNewDay - 3/13/2015, 11:40 AM
DCMarvelFreshman is a great editor. This site has been running smoothly!!! The last few days it has not. But DCMarvelFreshman saved us. Thanks, bro.
sKeemAn
sKeemAn - 3/13/2015, 11:40 AM
I liked the Avengers theme. Iit all the better that the new one is inspired by the old
DefcoN
DefcoN - 3/13/2015, 11:41 AM
What a relief! If there's one thing the MCU was lacking is music continuity.
MrCBM56
MrCBM56 - 3/13/2015, 11:41 AM
Hell... [frick]ing... Yes!
TheNewDay
TheNewDay - 3/13/2015, 11:41 AM
@McGee
"To me, a great theme is something so vivid that you can hum it from memory."
You got that right, bro! I can hum John Cena's theme song any day of the week.
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