doctor-strangeMichael Giacchino announced on Twitter that he will be scoring Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. The movie based on the Marvel Comics character follows surgeon Stephen Strange who encounters the Ancient One after a career-ending car accident. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Darkest Hour and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister) have written the screenplay. Kevin Feige (The Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy) is producing the project for Marvel Studios. Doctor Strange will be released on November 6, 2016 by Walt Disney Pictures.

Giacchino’s other upcoming projects also include Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond, Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes, Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2 and Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry.

  1. josias says:

    Wow, that came from nowhere!

    I mean, I really like that Giacchino is doing a Marvel movie, but what happened to Chris Young? He scored all but one of the director’s previous films and he seemed almost guaranteed on this film, and I was really anxious to see what he would do here.

  2. SDH says:

    I won’t be surprised if Chris Young passed on the offer. I doubt he’s had a the best time scoring the last few superhero gigs he’s had, even if the results were nothing short of stellar.

    Michael Giacchino in a very interesting choice. I have faith in the man. I will only cheer at the news once I have the soundtrack album in my hands, though.

  3. saw says:

    Im surprised as well but Michael freaking Giacchino! this guy is an amazing composer and an oscar winner too! Cannot wait to hear what he does! Marvel is doing it right in this phase!

  4. Mon Capitaine says:

    I have to admit that I’m disappointed by this. At least it’s not Bates, and Giacchino did some of his best work last year (on Jupiter Ascending and Tomorrowland), but not having Young is a misstep.

    Oh, well.

  5. theFUZZ008 says:

    Really disappointing. Was really hoping for this high-profile job for Chris Young. Such a shame.

    • Jake Elton says:

      Why ? Christoper Young is quite overrated. As awful as Spidy 3 was the score was even worse. I’m glad they didn’t go for him. Rather have someone like Giacchino.

      • Macejko says:

        Yes, the new themes of Spider-Man 3 were quite terrible.

        • josias says:

          Scores like Priest, Drag me To Hell, The Core, Ghost Rider, The Monkey King and, yes, Spider-Man 3, are more than enough to dismiss the idea that Young is overrated. On the contrary, he might be the most underestimated composer on Hollywood, a man of huge talent working on bombs like these.

  6. bucknasty says:

    BOO! Giacchino is overrated. Should have picked Zimmer.

    • Chris says:

      Yeah, like Zimmer isn’t overrated… lol. You sir are a genius.

    • KWU says:

      Zimmer has said he’s retiring from scoring any and all superhero genre films. That includes Marvel as well.

  7. Justin Boggan says:

    At least it wasn’t Junkie XL.

  8. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    I was rooting for Christopher Young but I can live with Giacchino as well…