Captain Marvel signs first woman composer for a superhero film

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Nov 11, 2019, 1:51 PM EST (Updated)

The upcoming Captain Marvel movie is putting its money where its mouth is. The film’s producers have hired composer Pinar Toprak to score the highly anticipated entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her the first woman to lend her musical talents to a major superhero film.

Toprak is no stranger to heroic composition, though. Currently, she provides the score for the SYFY series Krypton, about Superman’s home planet before it was destroyed. Previous credits include work on 2017’s Justice League.

In an Instagram post making the announcement, Toprak said, “It’s an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel Universe. So many thoughts racing through my head. And the main one is gratitude. “

Captain Marvel will be the 21st installment in the MCU when it hits theaters on March 8, 2019. The film, which will be set in the '90s and star Oscar-winner Brie Larson, follows the adventures of fighter pilot Carol Danvers as she becomes the titular intergalactic hero. Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, and Lee Pace are all set to reprise their roles from previous Marvel films. Jude Law and Annette Benning are also set to star. The character was teased during the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, and will reportedly play a major role in the events of next year’s Avengers 4.

The film will be the first solo feature for one of Marvel’s female heroes, though Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne will be the first female hero whose name appears in the title in this summer’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.

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