Thor 2: The Dark World Soundtrack

Thor 2 Soundtrack

[Update/Edit]: Thor 2 will now be scored by Brian Tyler, not Carter Burwell as previously reported below.

American film composer Carter Burwell has been tapped to write and compose the score for Thor 2: The Dark World. Burwell is a well-accomplished composer. He's behind the scores for critically-acclaimed (music-wise) films like Breaking Dawn Part I, The Blind Side, Where the Wild Things Are, Twilight, In Bruges, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Spanish Prisoner, Hamlet, Conspiracy Theory, And the Band Played On and Miller's Crossing. Burwell is also known for providing music for all of the films ever made by the Coen Brothers except for O Brother, Where Art Though. Although Burwell wasn't the principal composer for O Brother, Where Art Though (that honor goes to T-Bone Burnett), he still provided additional music for the film.

Looking at Burwell's resume, he indeed have the skills as well as the experience to come up with a great score for Thor 2: The Dark World. The first Thor film was scored by Patrick Doyle. And Doyle, without a doubt did a great job. He even earned a nomination from the World Soundtrack Award in the Soundtrack Composer of the Year category for his work on the film. He lost though to Alxandre Desplat. The score for the first Thor film was great. Will Burwell's score for the second installment be better? Or will it fell short in matching Doyle's score? We'll find out when Thor 2 arrives in theaters this fall.

Burwell's most recent effort is a score for the black comedy Seven Psychopaths by director Martin McDonagh. Before that, he scored The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part a and 2 (2011 and 2012 respectively), Howl (2010), True Grit (2010) and The Kids Are All Right (2010).

About The Movie

Thor: The Dark World is the sequel to the highly successful Thor which was released in May of 2011 in the United States. Also known as Thor 2, the events in the film happen one year after the events in The Avengers. Thor must battle it out to protect and save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious and ruthless enemy. Actor Chris Hemsworth returns and reprises his role as Thor. Also in the main cast are Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. The movie's directed by Alan Taylor (Kill The Poor, The Emperor's New Clothes, Palookaville).


Thor 2: The Dark World Official Trailer One

The Soundtrack for the First Thor Film

The first Thor film featured a score by Patrick Doyle. The official soundtrack album released contained twenty-four tracks. These tracks were: Earth to Asgard, Can You See Jane?, Letting Go, Brothers Fight, Thor Kills the Destroyer, Forgive Me, The Destroyer, Science and Magic, My Bastard Son, Loki's Life, The Compound, Urgent Matter, Hammer Found, Odin Confesses, Crisis in Asgard, Banishment, Frost Giant Battle, Laufey, To Jotunheim, Ride to Observatory, A New King, Prologue, Sons of Odin, Chasing the Storm. All of these songs are by Doyle.

Thor Trailer (First Film)


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Gil Silva 3 years ago from Porto, Portugal

I'm waiting for this movie! I think it will be fantastic.

By the way, nice hub!

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