Guess Who Just Got Added to ‘The Avengers…’

Next summer's big blockbuster just got some more star-spangled star power.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson. Big names in front of and behind the camera. But the cast and director aren't the only impressive individuals working on next summer's highly anticipated superhero blockbuster, The Avengers. They've just added one more name to that list.

You probably haven't seen him on the cover of too many magazines. We suspect that some of the more casual moviegoers reading this article might not recognize his name, and that's okay. Just click on this video and all will become clear.


OH yeah. Alan Silvestri, the legendary composer of the Back to the Future theme and the classic scores to Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Abyss has just signed on to write the score to Joss Whedon's The Avengers, according to the rather trustworthy website Silvestri had this to say about the challenges inherent to this particular production: "It’s very challenging to look for a way to give everyone the weight and consideration they need, but at the same time the film is really about the coming together of these characters, which implies that there is this entity called the Avengers which really has to be representative of all of them together."

Alan, all we ask is for a memorable theme. Your work on Captain America: The First Avenger was stellar, and we think you've got an Oscar nomination coming your way for "Star-Spangled Man," so we feel very good about this announcement, but please… give us something stirring to rally behind. We know you can do it, Mr. Back to the Future, you. 

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