‘Thor: The Dark World’ Composer Quits Project

The composer for Thor: The Dark World has reportedly quit the project.

The next installment of Marvel’s franchise is slated to arrive in theaters later this year. Now that Carter Burwell has dropped out of the film, the studio will have to scramble to find someone to complete the score as soon as possible.

The official word regarding Burwell’s decision to leave Thor: The Dark World is a familiar one: creative differences. This could mean any number of things, which is why it’s the perfect cover for quitting a project.

An insider close to the production told the folks at Deadline that Carter Burwell left the project after butting heads with Marvel. According to the source, producers like the composer but think “it wasn’t the right project.”

This anonymous individual also told the website that Marvel is very close to naming Burwell’s replacement. With the release date looming on the horizon, it’s not surprisingly that the studio is getting its duck in a row.

In addition to finding a new composer, Marvel will have to change the poster they released for Thor: The Dark World not too long ago. Since Burwell’s name is featured in the credits, the studio will have to issue another one-sheet that reflects the unexpected change.

However, you probably shouldn’t feel too sorry for Carter Burwell. The composer still has a number of projects currently waiting in the wings. He will reportedly provide the score for The Fifth State and Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa.

To make matters worse, reports are suggesting that Marvel isn’t too happy with Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor. Digital Spy states that Taylor might be close to getting canned. Of course, nothing official about this rumor has been confirmed.

“It also appears so is the director who seems to have been asked to take a long vacation until after the film opens. I’ve head one replacement name being mentioned which would be a very interesting replacement and is a very talented composer as well. We’ll see if he gets the gig,” another source told the website.

Are you looking forward to Thor: The Dark World? What do you think about all of the rumors regarding behind-the-scenes turmoil?