Brian Tyler has signed on to score Marvel Studios’ upcoming superhero sequel Thor: The Dark World. The film is directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. The movie takes place in the aftermath of The Avengers and follows Thor as he battles to save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. Kevin Feige is producing the project for Marvel Studios. As previously reported, Carter Burwell was originally hired to score the film. Tyler has previously scored this summer’s hit sequel Iron Man 3 for Marvel. Thor: The Dark World is set to be released on November 8, 2013 by Walt Disney Pictures. For updates on the film, visit the official movie website.
Tyler has also been hired to score the upcoming live-action/CG reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film based on the classic 1980s characters is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) and stars Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello and Noel Fisher as Michaelangelo. Megan Fox has been cast as the female lead and William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Abby Elliott and Danny Woodburn are also starring. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) have written the screenplay. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller & Andrew Form (The Purge, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason Reed, Galen Walker (TMNT) and Scott Mednick are producing the Platinum Dunes and Nickelodeon Movies production. Tyler has previously collaborated with Liebesman on the features Battle Los Angeles, The Killing Room and Darkness Falls. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to be released on June 6, 2014 by Paramount Pictures.
Apart from Iron Man 3, Tyler’s music is also featured in Now You See Me, which is currently playing in theaters. The composer’s other upcoming projects also include Steven Quale’s Black Sky and D.J. Caruso’s Standing Up.