Film composer and musician Cliff Martinez is branching out into comic book movies. He will create the score for Twentieth Century Fox’s Wolverine sequel.
According to Collider, Martinez is confirmed to be writing the film score for the X-Men spin-off. He replaces Marco Beltrami, who scored Mangold’s 2013 flick The Wolverine. Harry Greyson-Williams did the score for 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Martinez’s body of work includes Steve Soderbergh’s Solaris, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, and The Neon Demon. He also composes music for The Knick. His current projects include Martin Campbell’s The Foreigner and Todd Phillips’ War Dogs.
As a composer, Martinez is known for his layered textures and rhythmic sounds. His scores use ambient sounds and audio manipulation. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee because of his drumming work on two Red Hot Chilli Peppers albums.
Mangold’s Wolverine sequel is now filming. It will be a loose adaptation of Old Man Logan. The plot is currently unknown, but it is said to take place in the distant future of the X-Men universe. Reports indicate the flick might be a revenge movie, because Wolverine wants to shut down the Weapon X program for good.
Hugh Jackman says this is the last time he plays Wolverine. The movie’s cast also includes Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Liev Schreiber is reported to be in talks to reprise the role of Victor “Sabretooth” Creed.
The Wolverine sequel is set for release on March 3, 2017.