The Marvel Symphonic Universe

Unlike other iconic film franchises, like Star Wars, James Bond, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, etc., the 13 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are missing a distinctive musical identity. Tony Zhou from Every Frame a Painting takes a look at why that is in his latest video essay.

“Off the top of your head, could you sing the theme from Star Wars? How about James Bond? Or Harry Potter? But here’s the kicker: can you sing any theme from a Marvel film? Despite 13 films and 10 billion dollars at the box office, the Marvel Cinematic Universe lacks a distinctive musical identity or approach. So let’s try to answer the question: what is missing from Marvel music?”

Previously from Tony: How Joel and Ethan Coen Film Conversations