Bear McCreary, the composer behind hit shows such as The Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica, has announced he will be composing the music of ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Here's a statement the musician posted on his official website earlier today, where he revealed that part of his opening theme music will be revealed at the show's Comic-Con 2013 panel on Friday, July 19 at 1:45 PM in Ballroom 20.
"Readers of my blog know that superhero stories and their scores have had a tremendous impact on my life ever since I was a kid. I grew up with Batman: The Animated Series Superman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man and X-Men. In my daydreams, their adventures rumbled with bombastic and soaring orchestral melodies. I always wanted to write music of my own for this genre.
Now, I have the opportunity to contribute original music to the ever-expanding Marvel universe? And I have a full symphonic orchestra at my disposal every week to do it? And I get to work with the visionary Joss Whedon and his remarkable creative team? Well, suddenly I'm worried that my entire life might actually be a dream, that I might suddenly wake up back in third grade, having dozed off while reading X-Men. If this life is a dream, I'm going to love every minute of it until I wake up.
I am very excited to share my theme and score with you guys for this groundbreaking series. Keep checking back here at my blog for more in the coming weeks and months. And actually, your first chance to hear some new McCreary tunes is right around the corner, because San Diego Comic Con is upon us once again! Many of my current projects will be represented there, including The Walking Dead, Europa Report, Defiance, Battlestar Galactica, Holliston, Black Sails, and yes, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.."
We'll keep you posted regarding any updates about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and it's score throughout the week.