Michael Giacchino to score Marvel’s Doctor Strange
Composer Michael Giacchino has taken to Twitter to announce that he will be providing the score for Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange movie! This marks Giacchino’s first superhero film in quite some time, though he previously composed the music for The Incredibles and Sky High. Giacchino won the Academy Award for Best Original Score with 2009’s Up, and was nominated for 2007’s Ratatouille. His other works include Star Trek (2009), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Inside Out, and almost every episode of Lost.
Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme along with Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) as Baron Mordo, Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) as The Ancient One and Benedict Wong as Doctor Strange’s humble servant, Wong, and, in undisclosed roles, Rachel McAdams (The Vow), Michael Stuhlbarg (Pawn Sacrifice), Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum), Amy Landecker (“Transparent”), and Mads Mikkelsen (“Hannibal”).
The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil) from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Passengers) and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident, showing audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored.
Doctor Strange opens in theaters on Friday, November 4, 2016.