Film Music Reporter has received official confirmation that Alan Silvestri has signed on to score the highly anticipated comic book adaptation of The Avengers. While Silvestri’s involvement in the Marvel Studios production has been rumored in the last few months, no official announcement has been made before. The title has also just been added to the composer’s credit list on his official website. The Avengers is written and directed by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard and Tom Hiddleston are co-starring in the Kevin Feige-produced movie. Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher and Jon Favreau are serving as executive producers. The film marks Silvestri’s second assignment for Marvel following this past summer’s Captain America: The First Avenger. The superhero movie is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2012 by Walt Disney Pictures. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.