The Marvel Symphonic Universe



"Off the top of your head, could you sing the theme from Star Wars? How about James Bond? Or Harry Potter? But here’s the kicker: can you sing any theme from a Marvel film? Despite 13 films and 10 billion dollars at the box office, the Marvel Cinematic Universe lacks a distinctive musical identity or approach. So let’s try to answer the question: what is missing from Marvel music?" from video introduction


Some of my favorite music is from movie scores and I can manage to hum a few bars sometimes. Yet if we think of Marvel movies it is hard to think of a theme of anything musically from the many marvel movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the first Marvel film to dip into the late '70s-early '80s aesthetic, and that changed the game for Marvel films going forward, with Thor: Ragnarok — an apparent spiritual sequel to the Guardians of the Galaxy films — embraced Jack Kirby's psychedelic visuals, Spider-Man: Homecoming payed homage to John Hughes coming-of-age films, and Black Panther jumping headfirst into Afrofuturism and hip hop.

Marvel tends to play it safe with its soundtracks, which means they are rarely unique or memorable. To much Hans Zimmer-esque have created many soundtracks that are just suitable to the action instead of producing iconic scores.


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