Buffy/Angel, Ant-Man Composer Beck returns to score ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’
Award-winning composer Christophe Beck reteams with the Marvel Cinematic Universe to score Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to Ant-Man. The film marks the third collaboration between Beck and director Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) beginning 18 years ago with the romcom hit Bring It On (Kirsten Dunst, Paul Rudd). The composer is no stranger to creating a musical voice for superheroes, with score credits including Ant-Man (2015), Elektra (2005), and the song “Blind Man” for The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014). Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in U.S. theaters on July 6, the same day Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital soundtrack to Ant-Man and the Wasp Original Motion Picture.
In addition to recording with a full orchestra, Beck explains that he was excited to create a theme for The Wasp, Ant-Man’s partner-in-crime as well as incorporate more musical elements than the previous film. “I had previously created a theme for the Ant-Man in the odd meter of seven which means seven beats per bar. I created a theme for The Wasp which was in the odd meter of five. Most songs and scores are written in the more traditional 4/4 or 3/4 meters. But, when more beats are added to create a complex meter, it brings a dynamic, rhythmic effect to the music which fits in with the multifaceted character of these two superheroes.”
Beck has the ability to develop the tone in any genre. His music employs a masterful use of complex dynamics to create tension and convey a vast spectrum of emotion. Beck’s scores add depth, intrigue, humor, and sentiment. Christophe Beck’s credits include comedies (The Hangover, American Pie, Hot Tub Time Machine), documentaries (Red Army, Waiting for Superman), the poignant true-life-based film We Are Marshall to rom-coms (American Made, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Muppets, and Crazy, Stupid, Love). Beck scored the Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning animated film Frozen. The soundtrack album has sold over 4 million copies and won the Grammy® for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Beck’s breakthrough success came via composing music for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which he earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for his score to the “Buffy” episode, “Becoming, Part 1.”
About Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope Van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne and Michael Douglas.
Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard produced. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee were executive producers. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd & Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay. Ant-Man and the Wasp hits U.S. theaters on July 6, 2018.
About Marvel Entertainment
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