Danny Elfman Composing the Music For Doctor Strange Sequel
The newest slate of to be released Marvel films are making headway recently, and details as to who will be partaking in certain roles have made their way to the public.
Although much information on these in-production features is being kept tightly under wraps, the people at Marvel, and Disney, are making the final hires and shaping out the tone and direction the various projects will take.
Coming with the newly developing stories on the people involved, news has come out recently that none other than Danny Elfman will be composing the score of Marvel’s currently in-development sequel to their 2016 hit Doctor Strange; Doctor Strange 2: the Multiverse of Madness.
In an interview with Inverse, Danny Elfman noted that he has begun to do preliminary work on the film as it begins schedule and prepping the shoot, and has done so in close collaboration with the film’s director, Sam Raimi.
The composer noted, “I am starting to do bits of pre-work for Doctor Strange 2 that Sam Raimi’s directing,” Elfman continued in his Inverse interview, “Even though I don’t start it for some months, there are bits of recorded music they need for the sets.”
This is an interesting development that speaks to where the people at Marvel and Disney are in relation to the schedule of the newest MCU installment.
The work being done on the soundtrack indicates that the studio is close to filming on location- using the music for scenes where it so requires- which confirms a completed script and cast.
There is excitement surrounding the Doctor Strange sequel, which has only multiplied by the developments happening in the Disney+ exclusive series WandaVision.
With all the uncertainty and eerie occurrences during the show, fans have come to expect a Wanda-Strange face-off coming to a head at some point.
Elfman’s contribution to the film is absolutely a welcome one, as he remains on for the more accomplished composers in the industry; working consistently composing in the world of film since the 1980’s.
Recognized for his work with acclaimed visionary film director Tim Burton, Elfman’s styles feels like a perfect match for the direction that The Doctor Strange sequel will take.
A film that will undeniably continue the unique approach that has begun in Wandavision, it should only benefit from the same musical mind that has scored films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and his previous work in the superhero realm in Sony’s Spider-Man trilogy.
There is yet to be a release date for the Multiverse of Madness, but we do know that this move is a good sign for the forward momentum of the production.