Composer Henry Jackman Confirms He's Scoring CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Sharing his detailed viewpoint on the Marvel "political thriller" sequel's story, having read the script, Henry Jackman confirms that he's scoring Captain America: the Winter Soldier. Check it out!
Marvel may be hurrying to find a new composer for this fall's Thor: The Dark World film, currently in post-production and possibly reshooting, but Henry Jackman was attached to score next summer's Captain America: The Winter Soldier film way back in March. Sharing his views and approach to the Marvel sequel while speaking recently with Film.Music.Media, promoting This Is the End, the British composer shared vague story details, having read The Winter Soldier script and its many revisions.
"What's interesting about the new Captain America movie is that he's now a fish out of water in a completely contemporary society," he says. "You know, the origin of Captain America is a superhero who can unquestioningly believe that the American government could be a democracy, and freedom could be spread without fear of contradiction; of course, the world correcting the ills of other evil and hideous regimes." Jackman continues, "If you would have done Captain America in 2013, it's a more politically confused landscape. And that comes through in the story; Steve Rogers is at odds with the society he lives in, he's at odds with some of the things he's being asked to do. He's more questioning, and there's a whole back story, which I can't give too much away, but it's emotionally haunting him. So, there's many more aspects which make [the film] more psychologically explorative, and darker and more morally ambiguous." What do you think?
To listen to an audio of the full interview, where Henry Jackman talks more about his approach to The Winter Soldier, the original film and filling in for Alan Silvestri, who scored The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger, head over to Youtube. Meanwhile, more photos and brief footage have surfaced from the Cleveland, Ohio, set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” picks up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is directed by the team of Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing the film. Executive producers on the project include Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee. The creative production team on the film includes director of photography Trent Opaloch, production designer Peter Wenham, editors Jeffrey Ford, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. and three time Oscar®-nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is set for release on April 4, 2014. In addition to “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on other iconic Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015; and “Ant-Man” on November 6, 2015!
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