To those of you braving the lines, the hotel lottery and the mass hysteria that is Comic-Con, we wish you Godspeed. More than that, we wish we were going with you! While there’s lots to see and do, there’s one panel that’s got us both excited and envious to attend. The Con is hosting the 2nd Annual “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” panel this Thursday, July 24th, 2014.
For fans of film music, specifically the wildly successful films in the MCU and DC’s growing line up, there’s going to be a lot of focus put on the composers who have been tasked with writing themes for some of the most highly anticipated projects hitting multiplexes and TVs this year.
At the Con, leading Hollywood composers will be on hand to discuss the process of creating the musical voice behind the superhero, explain the challenges when bringing a comic book character or story to life and writing music to reflect the story line.
The visiting panelists will also show film clips of their work, some from never-before-seen projects and some of the biggest comic properties of 2014. If you’re excited about Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fox’s Gotham, and/or CW’s The Flash, then you have to make it to this event!
So, drum roll please, check out this list of heavy-hitting film composers:
Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ironman 3)
Tyler Bates (Guardians of The Galaxy, 300, Watchmen)
Graeme Revell (Fox’s Gotham, Daredevil, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)
John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
Blake Neely (CW’s The Flash, Arrow, No Ordinary Family)
Christophe Beck (Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
The panel will be hosted by Anthony D’Alessandro of Deadline in the Indigo Ballroom. As a special treat to those who attend, or better can get in the door of such a dense event, there will be giveaways including posters, soundtracks, and more.
The 2nd Annual “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” panel is set to run from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on 7/24. If any GST fans are going, we’d love to see (and host) any video you get of the event.