Michael Giacchino has built up quite a reputation within the industry as the go-to composer for superhero projects. He’s just recently finished up his work with Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Batman. It’s his third Spider-Man entry of the MCU after working on Coco, Jurassic World, Star Trek Beyond, Doctor Strange, and so many more. He’s come a long way since he put his name on the map with the Lost series. It looks like he’s already eyed his next project, as he’s confirmed he’ll tackle Thor: Love and Thunder next on Twitter.
Taika Waititi is continuing his work he started with 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, where Thor was cast out by his own sister and meets up with an old ally. The upcoming sequel will build where his story arc ended up in Avengers: Endgame, as he sets out alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy to find his place in the world. It’s surprising that Giacchino is taking over the composer role this time around, as Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame worked on the last entries’ soundtrack. He added a unique audio layer to what you’d expect from a Norse god. So, we’ll see if he builds upon what came before, or Waititi decided to give each entry a new visual style to make it stand out. My personal hope would be to fully commit to the Norse themes and make Love and Thunder stand out from the rest.