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Who Does the Music for Marvel Movies?

If you are a Marvel fan, you would be aware of the fact that Marvel movies are not just about superheroes and action. They are also known for their background scores and soundtracks that add to the overall cinematic experience.

But have you ever wondered who does the music for Marvel movies? Let’s take a look.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

The music for Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies is composed by Alan Silvestri. He started working with Marvel Studios in 2011 when he scored ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’.

Silvestri’s most notable work for the MCU is ‘The Avengers’ theme song, which has become an iconic part of the franchise. He has also composed music for other popular films like ‘Back to the Future’, ‘Forrest Gump’, and ‘The Polar Express’.

The Guardians of the Galaxy

When it comes to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, it’s not just about original scores but also about incorporating popular songs from the 70s and 80s into the movie’s soundtrack. Director James Gunn handpicks these songs himself. The movie’s score is composed by Tyler Bates, who has also worked on other superhero movies like ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Deadpool 2’.

Black Panther

For ‘Black Panther’, director Ryan Coogler brought in composer Ludwig Goransson to create a score that reflects African culture and history. Goransson traveled to Senegal and South Africa to research traditional African music, which he then incorporated into his compositions. The result was a unique and powerful soundtrack that perfectly complemented the movie’s visuals.


Music plays a crucial role in creating an immersive cinematic experience, and Marvel movies are no exception. From Alan Silvestri’s heroic themes to Tyler Bates’ rock-inspired scores, each composer brings their own style to the table. It’s safe to say that the music of Marvel movies has become just as iconic as the characters themselves.