thor-the-dark-worldBrian 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.

brian-tylerTyler 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.

  1. Max Waxman says:

    “Liebesman has previously collaborated with Liebesman…”
    Glad he gets along with himself. ;-)

  2. ed says:

    Would have preferred hearing something from, Mr. Burwell. So now we shall recieve another generic action score akin to that of ‘Iron Man 3’…Liked his score for ‘The Hunted’ though.

    • David says:

      Generic my ass. It’s a old-school Tyler score, like a blend between Dragonball: Evolution and Battle Los Angeles.

  3. Macejko says:

    Fuck Marvel and fuck Tyler as well! This is terrible, terrible news.

    • Stephen says:

      Tyler will be awesome and Iron Man 3 score was the catchiest score in years.

    • David says:

      Fuck you! Who do you think you are? You talk like this is somehow ruining your life? Asshole.

  4. JoBrown says:

    Excellent choice! I would go as far as to say his Iron Man 3 score had the most memorable theme of any of Marvel’s movies so far.

  5. JAMO says:

    Although is not a very “symphonic” score like Danny Elfman’s Spiderman, Iron Man 3 was a very powerful, thematic and structurated score. I think this is an exelent option. But i would prefer something like David Newman or maybe Patrick Doyle to continue the score escence.

  6. Tom Strong says:

    He’s wrong for Thor, but was right for Iron Man.

  7. DanoT says:

    I love most of Brian Tyler’s works but Iron Man 3 is definitely not in that lists. It has some moment but kinda falls out in places for me. Btw that 70’s sounding theme sucks, I don’t blame him for that though because it could be someone else’s idea.

    • David says:

      Why? It’s one of the most catchiest themes on this year. You people complain when there are no themes in a score, and when they are, that it’s not good.

  8. Charlie, Last Name Wilson says:

    that IM3 theme is good. he is alright. just scores cheesy movies. hopefully he will get better projects like this one

  9. artkid08 says:

    Marvel hired him cause they worked with him before and he probably wasn’t pricey. I just hope he is able to craft a score thats different from Iron Man. Man, I hope he’s not being held hostage by Marvel

  10. Justin Boggan says:

    Marc Shaiman’s comedy video from “Finding Kraftland”, where he sings the line, “My agent, he always says ‘Yes’!”, is apparently where Tyler’s agent is at this point:

    “Hey, Warner Bros. here. Is Tyler available for–”
    “Yes!”

    “Hey, Paramount msuic department here. We were wondering if Tyler is available to score–”
    “Yes!”

    Hey, unknown studio here, we were wondering if–”
    “Yes!”
    “We didn’t ask a question yet.”
    “Yes!”
    “Okay, take your meds now.”

    • You may have a point there… actually, you not only have a point but you won the game. (I’m not sure that this wouldn’t also apply to the agents for John Debney and Alexandre Desplat.)

      • Justin Boggan says:

        On a related note, it appears Marc Shaiman’s agent doesn’t say “Yes” anymore; it’s more like:

        “Hello, Dream Works here. Is Marc Shaiman available?”
        “Ah, Mark Chaymann, who? Oh!!! Oh. You mean he’s not dead?”
        “You’re his agent — you tell me.”
        “Do I get three guesses?”
        “Ther’s only ‘dead’ and ‘alive’.”
        “Well, he could be a zombie.”

    • David says:

      Tyler said that Marvel producers always wanted to work with him. And their movies always used his music as temp tracks.

  11. David says:

    What makes me laugh is that most of you people we’re complaining about Marvel movies not keeping a composer, now they’re doing it with Tyler, and you complain? You’re helpless.

  12. Justin Boggan says:

    People were complaining about Marvel, or any other studio, not sticking with a composer for a franchise. Tyler did not score the first Thor film. Before you point out what you think makes us helpless, you should at least make sure you got it right yourself.

    I, for one, don’t care. At this point all I want a is a good, ballsy, old-fashioned 1980’s score full of themes and goodness. But Marvel just cant’ seem to pull that off film after film. Even some of the worst turds in film back in the 1980’s, could get good scores.

    I’ll skip this Tyler score and hope some label in a few years releases Burwell’s rejected score.

  13. Tiago says:

    I wonder if Burwell recorded some cues from his score.

    Btw, Tyler was a good choice, his symphonic and grandiloquent scores would fit perfectly in a Thor movie. But I would be more satisfied with another score from Patrick Doyle.