The official score of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madnessby composer Danny Elfman (The simpsons, Batman), was published online. You can listen to it on YouTube or stream it from music sites like iTunes and Amazon Music, either for purchase or with unlimited monthly subscriptions. There are a few tracks that certainly hint at the film’s content, including “Tribunal” and “Strange Statue”, but what is likely to get a lot of attention is the very last track on the album, which only lasts about 30 seconds. His title ? “An Unexpected Visitor,” which likely implies the film’s post-credits stinger will introduce a new character.
It seems like “Strange Visitor” was a missed opportunity for that song title, though. Even with the Superman associations, it’s still too obvious.
Sonically, Elfman has a lot of work to do. Following the trippy tone of strange doctor was probably a challenge for any filmmakers working on the sequel, but Elfman has a long history of extremely stylized projects like Edward Scissorhands and A Nightmare Before Christmasas well as many superhero movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman, on his resume. At this point in his career, Elfman needs to keep pushing himself, and it can’t be easy. The composer rarely has a misfire, however. The only one that comes to mind is Joss Whedon’s cut Justice Leagueand the less said about this debacle, the better at this point.
You can see the official synopsis of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness below.
Now that Iron Man and Captain America are gone after a fierce battle in Avengers: Endgame, former genius surgeon and the most powerful of magicians, Doctor Strange, should take an active role as the central character of the Avengers. However, using his magic to manipulate time and space at will with a forbidden spell considered the most dangerous has opened the door to a mysterious madness called “the Multiverse”.
To restore a world where everything is changing, Strange enlists the help of his ally Wong, the Sorcerer Supreme, and the Avengers’ most powerful Scarlet Witch, Wanda. But a terrible threat hangs over humanity and the entire universe that can no longer be done by their power alone. Even more surprisingly, the universe’s greatest threat looks exactly like Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be in theaters on May 6.