captain-americaDirectors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed in a recent interview with that Henry Jackman will return to score Marvel Studios’ Captain America 3. Chris Evans is returning to star in the title role as Steve Roger in the currently untitled sequel. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (The Chronicles of Narnia series, Thor: The Dark World) who penned the previous installment in the series are writing the screenplay. No plot details have been announced yet. Kevin Feige (The AvengersIron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) is once again producing the project for Marvel. Jackman previously scored this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the Russo brothers while the first Captain America movie directed by Joe Johnston was scored by Alan Silvestri. Captain America 3 is set to be released on May 6, 2016 by Walt Disney Pictures.

Jackman’s upcoming projects also include Seth Rogen’s & Evan Goldberg’s comedy The Interview, which is currently scheduled to be released on December 25, 2014. Also coming up for the composer is Disney’s animated feature Big Hero 6, set to be released on November 7.

  1. tiago says:

    Oh, God.

    Captain 2 is not only the worst super-hero score in a very long time, but it’s also one of the worst score of the last few years. Although he has some good works in animated films (and I am a big fan of Wreck-It Ralph’s soundtrack), when it comes to action blockbusters, Jackman is simply mediocre: CA: The Winter Soldier, G.I. Joe Retaliation, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter… X-Men was nice enough, but it seems it was composed long ago, before this horrendous phase Jackman’s music is living right now.

    I don’t understand this Marvel guys. Is it too expensive to hire Alan Silvestri back again? Or at least bring some other talented composers, like David Arnold, Christopher Young, John Debney, Michael Giacchino? Or even, if they want to be bold, hire some of those europeans guys who are making buzz with the film music community (Fernando Velázquez, Roque Baños, Abel Korzeniowski, Victor Reyes, Johan Soderqvist… and the list goes on). But, no, they prefer to bring Jackman back only to deliver another generical and annoying soundtrack.

    Well, I think the best we can expect is that, at least, if the Winter Soldier really returns, Jackman didn’t reuse his horrible theme.

  2. Henry Kissinger says:

    People without brains will love this news. Jackman gets to smother his faeces over another one. Insulting to all fans of film and film music.

    • Alonso says:

      Exactly. What bothers me about this score is how many 5 star reviews it gets on Amazon. Sure, some people like it because it is “fitting” and “sounds cool”, but really, it’s a mess of abrasive synthetic sounds with little thematic material and no depth. It’s sad to see film music like this.

      • tiago says:

        At least, all the professional film music critics I read gave this score a negative review: Movie Wave, Filmtracks, Movie Music UK and even that guy from Soundtrack Geek. I think the only one who gave a so-so review is the critic of Tracksounds, and even there it earned 7/10.

        So, with all this criticism, it’s even stranger the return of Jackman. Didn’t those guys on Marvel Studios realise that his score for TWS is just horrible?

        • Alonso says:

          Just out of curiosity, did you think that the score was bad in the film, on album, or both? I’ve only heard it on album, so I can’t judge how well it did in the film until I see it.

          • tiago says:

            I think the music, in the film, is one of that cases that the soundtrack is not harmful to the movie, but it ain’t striking as well. There are some cues who worked well with the images (the best example is during the end credits, which has a better presentation of Jackman’s theme than in the album). But I don’t think that this movie (which is very good) deserves a music that is only fitting, it should have something more remarkable than that. And the same is valid for Ottman’s insipid X-Men: Days of Future Past.

            In this context, Guardians of the Galaxy had an equally fitting score, which is also really nice to hear separated from the images.

    • gmk120 says:

      And you know what?
      Those people without brains will be more happy than you watching this movie.
      What a horrible punishment, isn’t it?

  3. Alonso says:

    You know, I was thinking about this from a different perspective, and what if Jackman actually writes an improved score for this? It’s probably not likely, but it could happen

    • It could happen, but I’m not holding my breath. Jackman’s music was the only thing about the movie that was ineffective, and it isn’t encouraging that he’s coming back.

  4. Roger says:


  5. tiago says:

    It is extremely sad that this film, which can be the most epic Marvel movie to the date (Civil War!), will be scored by such a mediocre composer like this.

  6. Scarecrow9 says:

    So it is rumored that Joe & Anthony Rosso are going to helm Avengers Infinity War Part 1 & 2, do you think Jackman would be scoring, or someone else? I cant wait for Tyler’s Avengers score and I hope he will score another Marvel movie, but I think that Jackman can’t compose Avengers, thou I really love his Winter Soldier soundtrack. Who dou you think will score Avengers Infinity War? I would love to see Jablonsky on some of these films

  7. Justin Boggan says:

    I think if I see any of those names attached to another superhero film, I’m going to hurl.

  8. tiago says:

    DC movies are already infested with Remote Control “composers”, and now they’re starting to go to Marvel. Jackman is not a completely bad composer, and I like his work on animated films, but I can think of at least 20 better people, inside and outside Hollywood, to score Civil War and Infinity War.

    I think the best we can expect is Steven Price on Suicide Squad and Christopher Young on Doctor Strange.

  9. JohnR says:

    Henry Jackman is a fantastic composer!

    Can’t wait for Civil War!

  10. tiago says:

    Marvel Studios just confirmed that the movie will include, aside from Cap, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Winter Soldier, War Machine, Ant Man, Falcon, Black Panther and General Ross.

    As I must have mentioned a couple of times, I really don’t like Jackman’s TWS, but it will be funny to see how he tackles a cast this big. Will he bring back all the other themes from MCU, like Tyler’s Iron Man and Vision themes, Silvestri’s/Elfman’s Avengers themes, maybe something from Armstrong’s The Incredible Hulk and Beck’s Ant Man? On TWS, he didn’t even quoted Silvestri’s Captain America theme, but maybe this time he has learnt his lesson. I guess we have to be optimistic.

    The worst part is that, with the return of The Winter Soldier, we all are going to have to listen his horrible theme again. My head starts to hurt just to think about that.