A new report has surfaced that composer Lorne Balfe (Megamind) has replaced Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water) as the composer on Marvel Studios Black Widow.
The news comes from Film Music Reporter, who has a solid track-record when it comes to reporting on music/scores in regards to various films and television series. It is unknown why Balfe replaced Desplat, however, it is not the first time Desplat has been replaced on a Disney-owned project, as the composer was originally attached to score 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, before ultimately being replaced by Michael Giacchino (Inside Out).
Lorne Balfe is no stranger to scoring major productions, as he’s worked on high-profile films including Penguins of Madagascar, Terminator: Genisys, 13 Hours, The LEGO Batman Movie, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Gemini Man, 6 Underground, and most recently Bad Boys For Life, he also scored the Scarlett Johansson-led Ghost In The Shell. As for Desplat he will be doing the score for the Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures film The French Dispatch.
Here is the official synopsis for the film as provided by Marvel Studios:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Directed by Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome) and produced by Marvel Studios Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige, Black Widow is set star Scarlett Johansson reprising her iconic role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Florence Pugh (Midsommar) as Yelena, David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz (Oz The Great and Powerful) as Melina.
Black Widow was moved off its May 1, 2020 release in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The studio has yet to announce a brand new release date for the film, but are in fact sticking to a theatrical debut for the film.
Source: Film Music Reporter