Everything surrounding the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok indicates that the threequel will be the most “out there” film of the series and this new rumor points towards the film’s score following suit. While we wait to hear official word regarding who will compose the score for the Taika Waititi directed film, we do have a new rumor that indicates the Marvel Studios release might have an interesting choice lined.
According to a comment on a NeoGaf thread about the recent images from the set of the Marvel Studios film, Mark Mothersbaugh (best known as the co-founder, lead singer and keyboardist of new wave band Devo) was approached by the director himself to compose the film. The comment read as following.
No clue if this has been mentioned yet, but Mark Mothersbaugh is doing the soundtrack for this. He had a lot of nice things to say about working with Taika Waititi, he (Mark) isn’t really a blockbuster movie guy, but Taika specifically reached out and sent him a bunch interesting demos and got him on board. The gist I got was it would be a mix of traditional orchestra and then synths. Mark seemed legitimately excited about what they were coming up with, so I’m optimistic this will have a better than normal soundtrack.
Mothersbaugh’s is definitely no stranger to film composing though as he has quite the expanside body of work to his name in that department which includes such films as The Life Aquatic, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, Pitch Perfect 2, Rushmore and many, many more. Stay tuned for any other further updates and let us know what you think about this possibility in the comments section below.
UPDATE: Following this morning’s rumor, The Wrap has “whipped” out a confirmation regarding this one and Mothersbaugh will indeed compose the upcoming threequel. Alright Taika Waititi, you’re going full bananas with this film and I’m so in.
Thor: Ragnarok is set to hit theaters on November 7, 2017.
Source: The Wrap