Film Music Reporter has confirmed that Alan Silvestri will compose the score for The Avengers. This will be the second time the composer has worked on a Marvel movie, having scored Captain America: The First Avenger.
Silvestri has been nominated for two Oscars for his work on Forrest Gump and The Polar Express, and over recent years he has composed the music for The A-Team, A Christmas Carol and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, will star Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and will be released May 4th, 2012.