CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Composer Discusses The Film, Directors Talk Sharon Carter

Henry Jackman talks about the themes in Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and his score. The directors themselves discuss Emily VanCamp's Agent 13.

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By Mark Julian - 2/16/2014

Composer Henry Jackman discusses scoring the Russo brothers' Captain America: The Winter Soldier with HeyUGuys, which is currently being touted as possibly being the greatest Marvel Studios film to date. On crafting the score, Jackman stated:

"The score I’ve done recently, Captain America…The reason I like it particularly is because it’s 50% production and all the tricks I’ve learnt from spending years in the record industry but then it’s also got the kind of injection of symphonic, thematic, heroic music that all kind of merges into one musical, and hopefully coherent piece. You need a sort of perfect storm of circumstances to allow something radical to work in a film where you’re not just being self-conscious, where you’re not just trying to show off or whatever, and this [Captain America] was it. I can’t say too much because I know Marvel will shoot me, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a brilliant film that is part of the Marvel franchise but the directors John and Anthony Russo are geniuses. It’s a Marvel film that’s taking it one step further. They’ve made Captain America much more contemporary. The story is set in 2013, so it’s not a period film and it doesn’t have Indiana Jones style Nazis running around the place, it’s all set in the modern era and it’s a cross between a superhero and a modern political thriller so that’s already awesome.”

Jackman further talks about the themes and tones in the film and how that helped him craft the score:

"What’s great about that is because it’s a Captain America film you need these traditional, thematic elements which eventually come through in act three of the film, but also the film is super-contemporary. Plus, Winter Soldier is this crazy, dark, RoboCop-type figure who is somewhat human but mechanised, completely messed up. Slightly human but completely tortured and completely manipulated, but crucially mechanised. So I said you know what, I’m gonna do something completely crazy and dark for the Winter Soldier, and I’m just gonna go for it. I hadn’t worked with these directors before, and away from picture I just wrote a suite for the Winter Soldier that was about six or seven minutes long that I spent ages on and treated it like a record. The idea being that if I get this vibe right, if I nail this six or seven minute thing which I think is the essence of the character and it’s super radical and it’s not that traditional and not completely orchestral because I want to save some of that for Captain America, let’s just see what these guys say. I played it for them really loud, and after they were finished there was a bit of a silence, and then Joe [Russo] went “I love it! Awesome!”

Emily VanCamp Agent 13 Captain America The Winter Solider

Elsewhere, the Russo's themselves talk about introducing Emily VanCamp's Agent Carter, which they reiterate is merely a cameo role that sets up the character for future films.

"We introduce her as a character in this movie, but it’s sort of a soft introduction. here’s definitely the budding of [a romance], but it’s something that’s more left to future storytellers.

Are those future storytellers in another Captain America movie or in the more immediate, Avengers: Age of Ultron? We'll have to wait and see, when the press tour for the Winter Solder begins and VanCamp starts being peppered with questions about whether she'll appear in the Avengers sequel.

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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.
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Interestein - 2/16/2014, 10:15 AM
So excited for this
JoJo1982 - 2/16/2014, 10:18 AM
Yeaahh!!!!


Hurry up April 4th
TheRationalNerd - 2/16/2014, 10:18 AM
Man I hope those leaked tracks aren't legit. I was hoping we'd get some confirmation about that here. I HATE spoilers with a passion. One good thing about it is that CBM was the on,y site who had those leaked tracks and hearing that most of the titles in the track were from Police Academy made me feel utterly relieved. *phew*
ezio619 - 2/16/2014, 10:18 AM
sounds good,i loving what jackman is saying about the score, he has done animated films such as monsters vs aliens, wreck it ralph and some of his live action work are gi joe retaliation, this is the end, captain phillips and of course xmen first class is which he did a great theme for magneto



also about sharon,i kinda though she would have a small role and it would just be an introduction to her character
Bl00dwerK - 2/16/2014, 10:21 AM
Emily is so fine...
Maxi91291 - 2/16/2014, 10:22 AM
Cap will tap dat ass
ETPHHM1 - 2/16/2014, 10:26 AM
there gonna introduce Emily Van Camp as (SIN)& Crossbones for the 3rd Cap movie. That would be awesome!
Inhuman - 2/16/2014, 10:27 AM
Captain is gonna tap that ass in Captain America 3
GizmoEl - 2/16/2014, 10:28 AM
Poor cap needs some ass
MrMartinMarvel - 2/16/2014, 10:31 AM
"I can’t say too much because I know Marvel will shoot me, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a brilliant film that is part of the Marvel franchise but the directors John and Anthony Russo are geniuses."

I've said it once and I'll say it again, Marvel's "Dark Knight" is on it's way! MERICA MUTHAFUKAS!!!
Maxi91291 - 2/16/2014, 10:33 AM
I anticipate an awkward conversation between Sharon and Peggy after Cap will go all-level 7 on agent 13s clearance
Inhuman - 2/16/2014, 10:33 AM
My theory is that Alexander Pierce is gonna be Red Skulls son and he's the leader of HYDRA. Assuming Pierce dies in this movie, Baron Von Strucker would be 2nd in command and the new leader of HYDRA in Age Of Ultron. Assuming he dies in Age Of Ultron, Marvel would change the source material just a little bit and we find out Baron Von Strucker has a son and his name is Baron Zemo, and Zemo and Madame HYDRA would be the villains in Captain America 3
MrCBM56 - 2/16/2014, 10:36 AM
None of the MCU cores (beside The Avengers) have been memorable. Let's hope this one knocks it out the park!
ezio619 - 2/16/2014, 10:38 AM
i really brian tylers main im3 and the can you dig it theme at the end and i like lokis theme in thor 2
MrMartinMarvel - 2/16/2014, 10:39 AM
@MrCBM56 "Iron Man" begs to differ…
EdgyOutsider - 2/16/2014, 10:40 AM
Can anyone tell me through comments or email what the tracklist was? I missed it yesterday and am very curious to know.
EdgyOutsider - 2/16/2014, 10:41 AM
MrCBM: I disagree, I found Captain America to be memorable.
Maxi91291 - 2/16/2014, 10:41 AM
I dont know ... IM series, Cap1, Thor ... pretty good music
Gaebora - 2/16/2014, 10:45 AM
Before that Cap will tap some Black Widow ass.
Timerider84 - 2/16/2014, 10:45 AM
Black Widow dies in Avengers Age of Ultron I bet, Steve gets close to her in Winter Soldier and then she dies, he's heart broken and then Agent Sharon Carter is set up for Cap 3.
TheManFromMars - 2/16/2014, 10:50 AM
Set in 2013?

Doesn't that [frick] up the continuity a little bit?
Bekss - 2/16/2014, 10:54 AM
MrCBM56

I have in my cellphone the Ironman 1 and 3 scores and everytime it sounds the people (not Marvel fans, just people) almost always tell me "that's from ironman, right?" And I like Cap 1 score a lot
Jumpman - 2/16/2014, 10:54 AM
If Emily VanCamp is in future Marvel/Cap films, count me in. I think she's a budding star.
JJJameson - 2/16/2014, 10:56 AM
I can't wait for this!
MrCBM56 - 2/16/2014, 10:56 AM
Let me restate, IMO none of the scores are memorable. Unless I watch the film, I never catch myself humming to a song like I do with Avengers. Especially the theme.

EdgyOutsider

You don't want to know. If it's real, it had HEAVY spoilers dude.
Inhuman - 2/16/2014, 10:58 AM
@themanfrommars

Yea the composer is an idiot. The movie takes place in 2014

Iron Man 3 - December 2012/January2013
Agents Of SHIELD - September 2013
Thor: The Dark World - November 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Spring 2014
Bekss - 2/16/2014, 10:59 AM
TheManFromMars

Why? That would explain some things to me.
But maybe he just made a mistake, some times I write or say 2013 and not 2014.
Maybe part of the movie is in 2013.
Bekss - 2/16/2014, 11:03 AM
Inhuman

We don't know when AoS or Thor happened.
Maybe part of the movie is in 2013 or maybe he said the year wrong, not for that he's an idiot
Inhuman - 2/16/2014, 11:11 AM
@bekss

Agents Of Shield happens in September 2013, 8 months after Iron Man 3. The badges on the Agents shows when they were granted access to level 7 *september 2013*. Also Thor happens in the middle of Agents of SHIELD in November. The show is being made in real time. Remember they said the Agents Of SHIELD is going to lead into The Winter Soldier so the show is going to end in April 2014 which is when the movie comes out. and they said The Winter Soldier takes place 2 years after The Avengers
Gary8264 - 2/16/2014, 11:11 AM
Could just be that he was thinkin' 'bout the movie bein' filmed in 2013, and just assumed that's when it is set.
Inhuman - 2/16/2014, 11:18 AM
@bekss

TIMELINE
The Avengers - May 2012
Iron Man 3 - December 2012/January 2013
Agents Of SHIELD - September 2013
Thor: The Dark World - November 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - April 2014
Avengers: Age Of Ultron - Summer 2014

*remember, winter soldier leads into age of ultron
EdgyOutsider - 2/16/2014, 11:22 AM
MrCBM: I've ruined lots of movies before for myself. Sometimes I was happy with the execution and sometimes I was underwhelmed. I really don't mind spoilers. Email them to me bro
CoolantTech72 - 2/16/2014, 11:28 AM
"Composer Henry Jackman discusses scoring the Russo brothers' Captain America: The Winter Soldier with HeyUGuys, which is currently being touted as possibly being the greatest Marvel Studios film to date."

This^^^^^^
SauronsBANE - 2/16/2014, 11:29 AM
The first Iron Man was easily the best soundtrack in the MCU for me. I seriously wish they kept that soundtrack consistently throughout the trilogy. Iron man 3 had little hints of it, but not nearly enough. Such a waste.

Side note, I'm pretty sure it was confirmed that "leaked" track listing for The Winter Soldier was a fake.
TheAbomination - 2/16/2014, 11:30 AM
Sharon Carter for Captain America 3 then? Cool.
TheRealistStarLord - 2/16/2014, 11:34 AM
So many positive comments about the sequel. I totally have faith in this. Cap TWS will be a game changer for Marvel Cinematic Universe.
marvel72 - 2/16/2014, 11:35 AM
love the music that was featured on the trailer,expecting a lot from this movie & i'm sure it'll deliver.
marvel72 - 2/16/2014, 11:39 AM
@ edgyoutsider

if you go to the hall of shame & read "NickKaseAKAthePieEATERxGETIT" reported comments you can see the track list.
SuperCat - 2/16/2014, 11:45 AM
EdgyOutsider - 2/16/2014, 11:47 AM
I like the list except track ten. Pisses me off so bad. The very last track though is intriguing. Overall, love it.
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