Marvel films are identified for good tales, excellent motion, superb CGI and excellent casting of superheroes. But prior to now few years, MCU has been making an attempt to diversify by catering to every kind of viewers. Now what if we let you know that in an upcoming film we’d get to listen to some Hindi tracks? Yes, you learn it proper. Music composer Atif Afzal is approached by the studios for a similar.
Koimoi completely spoke to Atif Afzal about composing music for Marvel and making a superhero dance to his tunes. When requested if he had imagined getting a name from them, he mentioned, “Most of the things that has happened to me, I was not expecting. I absolutely had no clue that they would reach out to me.”
There are lots of films lined up in MCU’s Phase 4. So for which film precisely will he be composing the music? “I myself don’t know that. When it comes to Marvel, everything is confidential. There are other projects which are not of Marvel and are confirmed. I can talk about them. But I can’t speak much about this one because they don’t talk about it. They’ve reached out to me for a track. So fingers crossed,” mentioned Atif.
We have seen the superheroes in motion and massive fights. But what in the event that they dance to Atif Afzal’s tracks? Would he like to see them dance to his tune? The music composer excitedly acknowledged, “I would love to see them dance to my music. It would be cool. Today, we are in that stage of world cinema where a lot of things are getting blended. Look at Bollywood trailers, they are inspired by Hollywood trailers. On the other hand, Marvel Studios want Hindi tracks and music in their movies. It’s really exciting that Marvel has approached me. The day it happens, I’m going to be very happy about it.”
He additional revealed, “I was approached by Shannon Murphy who is the music supervisor at the Marvel Studios. Song genre is lush, grand and celebratory. It’s on the character who is living a highlife. There is a good chance that an Indian actor would be approached for the character. We may also see Marvel characters dancing to Indian tunes, you never know! That would be so exciting to watch.”
Marvel films aren’t identified for having songs. So how does Atif makes positive that no matter he composes resonates with the worldwide viewers? “It’s all about your preparation. I do believe in gifted talents. But I always believe in preparation whether it’s an athlete, a sportsperson or a politician. My preparation started when I thought that if I get into film composing, then I have to be able to cater to the audience. Whoever my audience is; whether it’s age or geography, anywhere in the world. That’s when I started learning about world music. I didn’t restrict myself to Indian classical but also learned about western classical music. I learned a lot of instruments and watched a lot of films and did this to get an idea of how people perceive music,” he answered.
AR Rahman had composed the Hindi theme track for Avengers: Endgame final yr. Now Atif Afzal is one other Indian who’s approached by the studios. He expressed his pleasure over this achievement. “It feels quite satisfying just to be asked by Marvel. It’s something that I’ve never dreamt of. AR Rahman has always been my idol; not only for the way he makes music but because of the way he produces music too. I’ve studied his music. It feels great. Although, I feel two composers can never be compared. It feels amazing and one just has to work on the things planned out for you,” mentioned Atif.
He additional added, “In 2018, I already worked for a cross-branding commercial for Target and Avengers. Target is a big chain in the US. I got to compose two tracks.”
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