REPORT: Lorne Balfe Replaces Alexandre Desplat As Composer on ‘Black Widow’

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It’s now being reported that Mission: Impossible and The Lego Batman Movie composer Lorne Balfe is replacing Alexandre Desplat on Black Widow.

Black Widow was recently pulled from Disney’s 2020 release schedule due to the coronavirus, with no news on when the film will now arrive. Disney has already released a bulk of the film’s marketing, where it was revealed that Academy Award winning composer Alexandre Desplat was on board to score.

According to Film Music Reporter, Alexandre Desplat will no longer be composing Black Widow, replaced by Lorne Balfe. In addition to scoring Mission: Impossible-Fallout and The Lego Batman Movie, Lorne Balfe is no stranger to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having worked under Ramin Djawadi as the arranger on Iron Man. Black Widow losing Alexandre Desplat is a big blow to the solo film, but not the first time the composer has left a Disney project. Alexandre Desplat was also attached to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before Michael Giacchino took over.

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Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Marvel Studios film:

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

Black Widow will be released on a future date to be determined.

Source: Film Music Reporter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.