- May 6, 2002
- Reaction score
Yep, for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I'm not familiar with the music in that film, but Ottman did do the X2 score. He's kind of a Bryan Singer guy--He did Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, and Jack the Giant Killer as well.Has he worked with Black before?
Yep, for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I'm not familiar with the music in that film, but Ottman did do the X2 score. He's kind of a Bryan Singer guy--He did Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, and Jack the Giant Killer as well.
Ramin Djawadi hands down. Every track I listen to I can remember the very scene it was in and it just was a big part of what made the first movie so good. While Debney was good it was no where near as memorable as Ramin Djawadi's score
My guess is it'll be Ottman
Djawadi's score was so bland and lifeless.
agreed. I would actually feel really good about John Ottman getting the score, his work on Kiss, Kiss, Bang Bang showed he has a real versatility when compared to his work on superman returns X2 or fantastic four.It's possible. We'll see. I'll take him over Djawadi and Debney anyday. Only problem Ottman's scored four comic book movies (3 of them Marvel). I kind of hope they hire a composer that's fresh and new to genre. But they also might bring back Djawadi or Debney to score this. So who knows. I just hope IM3 actually gets a memorable and powerful score this time.
I'll add generic. Lacked an emotional punch or any real impact in the film. And doesn't do Iron Man any justice, imo. It's the same type of action score you hear in almost every action movie today. Nothing unique or special about it.
My pick would be Chris Bacon (Source Code) he's up and coming, and fresh to the comic book/ superhero genre. I like to hear what he can bring to something like IM.
As long as this man
and his clones stay away from this (as executive music producer, music producer, co-composer, etc. and I know he's scoring MOS next year)
Yeah, I think the IM2 score is part of how the IM1 score grew on us. I do remember thinking that Djawadi's score was boring and unexciting while watching Iron Man in 2008, and yet now it's something I can hear in my head whenever I think of that movie--memorability is a mark of a good score, in my opinion.^Yep, it was Young who scored Spidey 3, not Debney.
Anyway, I didnt think the score for IM1 was amazing, though it did grow on me over time, but it was far better than the awful score in IM2. IM2's score didnt even have a them for Iron Man himself crying out loud!
Yeah, I think the IM2 score is part of how the IM1 score grew on us. I do remember thinking that Djawadi's score was boring and unexciting while watching Iron Man in 2008, and yet now it's something I can hear in my head whenever I think of that movie--memorability is a mark of a good score, in my opinion.
While I prefer Djawadi's score, I think that ship has sailed. Too much time has passed, and I don't think Marvel really cares about relationships with anyone, much less composers. Besides, Djawadi was a last-minute replacement when Debney was unavailable (Favreau's usual collaborator).
Debney's score was quite good, though. It took a little while (and the release of the complete score for the film), but I actually really enjoy it now. And for those saying IM2 never had a theme, go listen to the last track on the album, "I Am Iron Man", and tell me that isn't a theme. Yes, it wasn't used very often in the film (from what I recall, it was primarily only used in the fight scenes, such as Monaco and the drone battle at the end). I'm really intrigued by how Debney could further expand and evolve the sounds of Iron Man. While I'm not opposed to multiple composers (I love each of the X-Men scores more or less equally), I just want some consistency, especially in a Marvel Studios franchise.
I also see Debney as the more likely choice, seeing as how they used one of the his IM2 tracks (Sledgehammer, I believe) for practically every Con appearance for The Avengers.
However, given Marvel's track record (with Alan Silvestri being the only returning composer in the studio's history), I'm not entirely confident that he will return. Shane Black might bring on John Ottman, but I'm not sure what their working relationship was, so it might not have clicked like other filmmakers. It might've just been a paycheck for Ottman.
Then again, Favreau is still a producer on the film, so if Debney has an opening in his schedule, he just might sign on.
(By the way, for those of you wondering why Debney was credited with Spider-Man, he was a co-composer on the film, along with Deborah Lurie.)
I still can't get over how much I prefer Terrence Howard to Don Cheadle as Rhodes.