FROM MTV MOVIES: "Marvel's The Avengers" might very well be the most-important superhero movie of all time. Never before have so many high-profile heroes come together for one cinematic climax — a feat that could be either a smashing success or an epic failure. The jury's still out on whether or not Earth's Mightiest Heroes will live up to their nickname, but the combination of high-caliber actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans as well as geek-friendly director Joss Whedon has at least this fan feeling very optimistic.
Another reason to feel good about the Marvel Studios blockbuster: the recruitment of Oscar-winning composer Alan Silvestri to write "The Avengers" score. A major motion picture is worth nothing without a memorable theme, and based on Silvestri's past work, we'd say the music man is more than up to the task.
In our inaugural edition of "Avengers" Disassembled, a new weekly column for all your continuing "Avengers" needs, we're looking back at how Silvestri's scores of yesteryear might inform his upcoming Marvel music.