‘The Marvels’: ‘Captain Marvel’ sequel lands Laura Karpman as songwriter

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Composer Laura Karpman is on board composing the music for Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels”, the 2019 sequel to “Captain Marvel.”

Due to its release on February 18, 2023, Karpman will work alongside director Nia DaCosta. Brie Larson returns as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel, while Teyonah Parris plays Monica Rambeau, reprising the role she played in “WandaVision”.

“I am delighted to be embarking on this wild adventure with Nia DaCosta and Carol Danvers and really look forward to this collaboration,” Karpman said in a statement.

Karpman will be the second female songwriter to score a Marvel movie. Pinar Toprak, who scored “Captain Marvel,” was the first.

“WandaVision” writer Megan McDonnell wrote the screenplay. Plot details are being kept under lock and key, but “Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani will co-lead the project as Kamala Kahn, who idolizes Captain Marvel.

Speaking on Varieties Circuit Podcast Awards Last year, Parris kept details about the film to a minimum. But she did talk about working with DaCosta. She said, “I’m such a fan of her as a human. Then you have her visual and very artistic eye for what a movie feels like with her. With Monica, we have the opportunity to better understand who this woman is. To have a woman of color leading the story of one of the few superpowered women, African American beings, I think that’s really special.

Karpman is a five-time Emmy winner and composed the music for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”. She is no stranger to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having composed the music for the Disney Plus series, “What if …?”

In addition to running an all-female studio, Karpman is a passionate voice for inclusion in Hollywood and founded the Alliance of Women Film Composers.

Karpman became the first American female songwriter inducted into the Music Branch of the Academy of Films and Sciences. She was then elected to be the first female governor of the music industry. During his short period as governor, Karpman made indelible strides towards diversity, advocating for Academy membership for dozens of under-represented composers and songwriters, as well as spearheading the ‘Academy Women’s Initiative.

She is also an advisor to the Sundance Film Institute and the faculty of the USC Film Scoring Program and the San Francisco Conservatory.

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