As you may remember, it was previously announced that composer Cliff Martinez, who’s most notable works include the likes of Drive, Neon Demon, and The Lincoln Lawyer, was all set to take the relatively new challenge of scoring a super-hero movie with Logan.
However, Logan director James Mangold has seemingly confirmed via a Twitter response to a fan that Martinez will no longer be scoring the project, but instead, composer Marco Beltrami will be scoring the film.
@marco_beltrami Sure! But always wise to start softer and hear from other side before making accusations. Relax. Marco is scoring the film.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) December 30, 2016
Logan would have been a relatively new challenge for Martinez, given that although he has an extensive critically acclaimed discography dating back to 1989, the super-hero world isn’t really something that is represented in that list. Beltrami, on the other hand, offers a more familiar discography having previously worked with Logan director James Mangold on the last film to feature Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine as a main character, 2013’s The Wolverine. Beltrami has also previously worked with Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma, earning himself his first Oscar nomination in the process.
You can view the trailer for Logan below:
Years after the epilogue of X-Men: Days of Future Past, some of the last mutants, an aging Logan—whose healing factor is starting to fail—and Charles Xavier protect a young girl named Laura who is very similar to Logan, and is being hunted by sinister forces.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Richard E. Grant as Zander Rice, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney, along with Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
The film, directed by James Mangold – and now scored by Marco Beltrami – is in theaters on March 3, 2017.