Many big names have composed music for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ranging from Michael Giacchino to Ludwig Göransson. Last year, Laura Karpman made her MCU debut when she composed the music for What if…?, the first Marvel animated series to debut on Disney+. Karpman has over 140 songwriting credits to his name and recently composed the music for Lovecraft Country, which earned him an Emmy nomination. She also won an Emmy in 2020 for composing the music for the documentary series why we hate. According to Variety, What if…? won’t be Karpman’s last project with Marvel Studios. She is now hired to compose the music for Wonders, Following Captain Marvel, which featured music composed by Pinar Toprak.
“I am delighted to embark on this crazy adventure with [director] Nia DaCosta and Carol Danvers and I’m really looking forward to this collaboration,” Karpman said in a statement.
In addition to Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Wonders is configured to include Wanda Visionthe great Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), Ms. Marvelof Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and the return of an old friend, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
“It’s amazing. I’m so excited for it to be announced and I can talk about it,” Larson previously said of Wonders. “Nia is amazing and she got the job because she was the best person for the job. That’s one of my favorite parts about it. She just gave an amazing presentation and I’m inspired by her! She’s got confidence, it’s a big deal getting into this thing that we know as the Marvel Universe, it’s a huge thing and having a leader who’s like, ‘Yeah, I’m supposed to be here.”
As for What if…?, head writer AC Bradley recently promised that the missing episode of Gamora from season 1 would appear as a “prequel” episode next season.
“We definitely will,” Bradley said when asked if we would see more of Gamora. “What happened with the Gamora episode, there was originally going to be – at the start of the season – an episode that focused on Tony and Gamora. However, due to COVID and production delays, one of our amazing and incredible animation houses around the world has been hit pretty hard by the pandemic. And we ended up with two choices: push the whole season to later this year, or push this episode to season 2. We made the choice to push this episode to season 2, and hoped that to see Gamora in the finale would serve as a teaser for what’s to come. In season two, it’ll almost be like a bit of a prequel, we’ll see how Tony and Gamora became friends, as those two don’t even interact in the main MCU universe.
“Given all the upheaval we’ve been through over the past two years, pushing an episode is nothing, and we completely understand,” Bradley continued. “Our animation houses have been absolute rock stars in the making of this show.”
Wonders is currently set to hit theaters on February 17, 2023.