Marvel Studios is officially back in action, and the team is now faced with its busiest production and release schedule to date.
The ten projects set for release in 2021 are already completely finished (i.e. WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) or deep into the processes of filming and/or post-production (i.e. Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye). While these movies and Disney+ shows premiere throughout the year, Marvel CCO Kevin Feige and his team are taking no days off in order to prepare a dozen more entries into the MCU for 2022.
Thankfully, many of next year’s shows and movies will bring back MCU regulars who already know the ropes such as Taika Waititi (Thor: Love and Thunder) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther II). This seems to be the case across production, with news today confirming that one of the MCU’s veteran musical personalities will take on another Phase 4 adventure.
Update: Composer Michael Giachchino has taken to Twitter to debunk that he'll be composing the Secret Invasion series:
Ummmmm... first I’m hearing of this so... I’d venture to say “not true”.— Michael Giacchino (@m_giacchino) January 17, 2021
DisInsider exclusively reported that Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino will write the musical score for 2022’s Secret Invasion, which will release on Disney+. There are no confirmations yet from either party on this hire.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Michael Giacchino is already one of Marvel Studios’ go-to composers, and this news simply adds another high-profile release to his growing resume.
With Marvel alone, Giacchino’s musical work includes the scores for 2016’s Doctor Strange as well as all three movies in the Spider-Man trilogy; he scored the re-vamped Spider-Man theme song preceding Spider-Man: Homecoming as well. He also composed the score for Marvel Studios’ new logo introduction that plays before every movie, which was introduced alongside his work on Doctor Strange.
Giacchino won the 2010 Oscar for Best Score after his work on Disney and Pixar’s Up, and he will even take his work to the DC Extended Universe by scoring 2022’s The Batman. His work is recognizable all across Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, and it appears that his work with the MCU is far from over.
Secret Invasion, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendhelson, is set to premiere on Disney+ in 2022. Michael Giacchino’s next MCU score will arrive with the untitled Spider-Man 3 on December 17, 2021.