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 Posted:   May 26, 2013 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   cirithungol   (Member)

For a moment I wondered Alan Taylor had brought along Ramin Djawadi from GOT, but if he's off the project as well then I don't know who it could be.

I'd love to hear what Elliot Goldenthal would do, but then I say that about every film.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Well, James Horner got a hole in his schedule after Enders Game didn't he?

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

Too bad. I would have liked to see Burwell handle a non-Twihard blockbuster. Then again, I think a lot of us predicted as much--I'm surprised the bigwigs looking for a "safe" score let him get this far.

The film has disappeared from Burwell's works-in-progress page, for what it's worth: http://www.thebodyinc.com/projects/Works-in-Progress.html It was definitely there the last time I visited.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   AndyG93   (Member)

FYI, I checked with a REALLY WELL INFORMED SOURCE and it was confirmed

Carter is off the film.

It also appears so is the director who seems to have been asked to take a long vacation until AFTER the film opens.

I've head one replacement name being mentioned which would be a very interesting replacement and is a VERY TALENTED composer as well.

We'll see if he gets the gig..


Ford A. Thaxton


Dang, sounds pretty troubled. Did you manage to get any indication as to who Marvel and Disney have bought on to finish the editing?

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Well, James Horner got a hole in his schedule after Enders Game didn't he?

A good choice, to be sure.

Of course if the powers that be were to assign to this film, I don't know, David Newman, I wouldn't be too cross about it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   desplatfan1   (Member)

First Horner with Ender's Game, then Jusid with 300, now Burwell with Thor. Sad how some of the most interesting film music proyects for the year has fell apart because of the studios getting their hands on these films. Hope that at least they bring some interesting composer to replace Burwell (if Doyle isn't able to coming back or they don't call him).

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   JADSTERSDAD   (Member)

They should have stuck with Doyle to begin with! Thor was one of the best scores of its year, imo.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

A pity that Carter Burwell has gone. Talented composer for sure. I've been listening to a lot of his music recently and really enjoying it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

FYI, I checked with a REALLY WELL INFORMED SOURCE and it was confirmed

Carter is off the film.

It also appears so is the director who seems to have been asked to take a long vacation until AFTER the film opens.

I've head one replacement name being mentioned which would be a very interesting replacement and is a VERY TALENTED composer as well.

We'll see if he gets the gig..


Ford A. Thaxton


Ouch to both of those. I was disappointed when both Branagh and Doyle weren't returning, and now this double hit :/

I guess we'll get to hear a bit more about this soon.

-- Edit so googling for more info I see Ford your post here has apparently already been picked up by DigitalSpy

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a484873/thor-the-dark-world-marvel-replaces-composer-unhappy-with-director.html

And Comicbookmovie http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=80336

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Burwell seems to have removed this from his website.



 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I see Ford your post here has apparently already been picked up by DigitalSpy

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a484873/thor-the-dark-world-marvel-replaces-composer-unhappy-with-director.html

And Comicbookmovie http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=80336


I know Ford will understand I mean him absolutely no disrespect when I point out that this is how the internet cultivates insane rumors! In this case, I'm certain Ford is correct. But all it takes is one person on a message board to type "I hear that the new 'Star Wars' movie is being delayed until 2060," or "word is the new iPhone will hover in mid-air," or "Barack Obama's tie was made of special wool made only in Socialist Muslim Kenya" and then internet "news" sites pick it up using that post as a source, and then others pick it up from those sites, frequently dropping the source.

Trust no one.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

I had the same thought, SchiffyM, but beyond that, it just makes DigitalSpy look like a fairly flimsy news organization. Using a post on a message board as your "source?" Seems kind of like saying, "my friend's friend overheard..." Plus, although I know that Ford has a good number of friends who work in filmmusic, so much of what you generally see on these message boards is wrong, bad, or distorted... A message board shouldn't really be mistaken for being a document of record or anything.

Did the people who put the DigitalSpy article up bother to talk to anyone else or get confirmation from anyone else close to the situation?

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I guess Digital Spy did what so many journalistic outlets do these days: they did not check any source, they just took it from a message board (in this case, this one).

Also, Digital Spy is famous for running every rumor they can find.

I trust Ford, however, and I can very well imagine Marvel micro-managing everything and everyone. And since THOR: THE DARK WORLD hasn´t got Downey jr. throwing his weight around (and protecting his director), I absolutely believe that Marvel has stepped in. They are panicking about a flop ending their string of mega-successes and threatening their domination plans (or phases, as they like to call them).

The trailer for the new THOR film definitely underwhelmed me.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

I trust Ford too, but that's not the point: a comment he - or anyone else - posted on a message board should absolutely not be used as the basis for a news article.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I trust Ford too, but that's not the point: a comment he - or anyone else - posted on a message board should absolutely not be used as the basis for a news article.

I absolutely agree. But that´s the state of journalism these days.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

DigitalSpy copied and pasted their article from comicbookmovie.com, which is the single most amateur and pathetic news website around. This is hardly surprising. In fact, it's a fairly substantial article by their standards.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Not to be contrarian, but nobody seems to be disputing the source or the story. This isn't just "something they read on a message board". That would be the case if they quoted me. ("Whedon says 'I was just kidding, Serenity II is in front of the cameras right now.'")

The writers apparently ascribe the same rep for accuracy to Ford that many here do. (I did think it was an odd statement for Ford to make since the "in the know" crowd usually plays it closer to the vest.)

How much of the movie is done to change directors at this late date? Will this be the next Superman II?

I really liked Thor (and Captain America). I'm nervous that this won't go well. I'd have liked to have just had Bragnah and Doyle back.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Seems substantial work was done based on the teaser including expensive digital effects. BTW, they should've called it Thor: Into Darkness. big grin

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   John Mullin   (Member)

I don't think it will be SUPERMAN II, necessarily, in part because they fired the director after the movie had largely been shot. It probably means that the producers will oversee editing and scoring, sans director. You'll probably see a few "editorial consultants" in the end credits... people who were paid a ton of money to sit around the cutting rooms and weigh in.

This has happened on many a film... Kevin Costner did it to Kevin Reyonlds twice, first on ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, and again on WATER WORLD a few years later. Doesn't necessarily mean that the film will be bad. It even happened on THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT a few years back, and the movie turned out great.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I don't think it will be SUPERMAN II, necessarily, in part because they fired the director after the movie had largely been shot. It probably means that the producers will oversee editing and scoring, sans director. You'll probably see a few "editorial consultants" in the end credits... people who were paid a ton of money to sit around the cutting rooms and weigh in.

This has happened on many a film... Kevin Costner did it to Kevin Reyonlds twice, first on ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, and again on WATER WORLD a few years later. Doesn't necessarily mean that the film will be bad. It even happened on THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT a few years back, and the movie turned out great.


On THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, too? I thought that was a labor of love for the director. Did the actresses bully her out?

 
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