Marvel Hires Pinar Toprak as First Woman to Score a Major Superhero Film
Marvel’s highly anticipated movie Captain Marvel will be paving the way next year as the studio’s first female-fronted film. The film is setting records again by signing on composer Pinar Toprak as the first woman to score a major superhero movie.
Toprak came to the U.S. from Istanbul as a teenager. After earning degrees from Berklee College of Music and Northridge, she landed a programming job working in Hans Zimmer’s studio. She eventually moved to score films, television, and video games including an additional-music credit on DC’s Justice League and music for the highly successful video game, Fortnite. Currently, she has just finished scoring the first season of Krypton.
Toprak first announced the excitement of this momentous opportunity via her Instagram page:
“I’m so thrilled to finally announce that I will be scoring the upcoming CAPTAIN MARVEL! It’s an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel Universe. So many thoughts racing through my head. And the main one is gratitude. I have so many people to thank for helping me on this journey but first and foremost, my incredible agents Laura Engel and Richard Kraft for believing in me from day one and Dave Jordan and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck for giving me this opportunity of a lifetime.”
More About the Film
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are directing Captain Marvel which will come out March 8, 2019. Brie Larson stars as the powerful Marvel hero who has gotten a boost in anticipation largely due to an Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene which teased the character as the only one who could aid the Avengers in their losing fight against Thanos. Larson will be joined in the film by Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening and Gemma Chan. Excitingly, Clark Gregg (as Agent Coulson) and Samuel L. Jackson (as Nick Fury) play younger versions of their MCU characters in the 1990s-set film.