comiccon(Updated from a previous article posted on July 5).

The line-up for two film music-related panels at Comic-Con 2013 has been announced. On Thursday, July 18, a number of film directors and composers will participate in the panel The Anatomy of Superhero Film Music: Bringing a Comic Book to Life. Composer Marco Beltrami and director James Mangold (The Wolverine), composer Brian Tyler and director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), composer Matthew Margeson and director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), composer Christopher Lennertz (Marvel: Agent Carter) and music supervisor Dave Jordan (The Avengers) will discuss the challenges faced when bringing a comic book character to life and giving that character a voice, working with directors and how they collaborate to convey the story of the character. The panel will be moderated by Ray Costa of Costa Communications and will take place on July 18 from 10:30am to 11:30am in Room 6A.

On the same day, Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Janina Gavankar (True Blood, Arrow) will moderate the film music panel Behind the Music with CW3PR. Composers Geoff Zanelli (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Disturbia), Robert Duncan (Castle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), iZLER (Revenge), FM Le Sieur (Being Human), Chris Tilton (Fringe) and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hell on Wheels) will discuss on how aspiring musicians can find themselves composing scores and writing songs & lyrics for some of most prolific and exciting projects around. The panel will take place on July 18 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in Room 32AB.

  1. Tom Strong says:

    Interesting that those are my least favorite composers working today. Throw in John Ottman and they’d have a full set!

    • Macejko says:

      Well said. Beltrami, Tyler and Ottman are terrible. Jackman, on the other hand, can deliver (I really do like his X-Men score) but he seems to be everywhere these days.

      • David says:

        Go there, and tell that in their faces, if you dare.

        • Macejko says:

          I don’t. That’s why I use the internet 😉

          • MrZimmerFan says:

            That’s why you don’t understand the meaning of music.

            I’m fan of Zimmer and his guys and don’t implicate me critices the other composters (Iron Man 3 is one of the best works of Tyler and sure Beltrami is going to kick ass with Wolverine)

  2. Jeff T. says:

    Very excited! Best line-up of composers they had in years!

    • Williams85 says:

      Gentlemen, it is such a hard business. Normally I keep quite, but honestly, the last thing we need are fan-boys giving accomplished and successful composers grief. Quiet in the peanut gallery, please.

      • Justin Boggan says:

        Doesn’t matter how hard it is, everybody is still entitled to their opinion.

        And what would telling a composer they are bad, to their face, accomplish? What makes that person so uniquely qualified to do that? For that person, there’s another one and another one and another one, who also don’t like a that or another composer’s music. Exactly how much time should a composer spend having strangers come up to their face and say that, just to fulfil some score fans idea that it needs to be done?