‘Black Widow’: Alexandre Desplat Reportedly Out As Composer, Replaced By Lorne Balfe

Disney has yet to set a new release date for Black Widow, but clearly the delay is impacting production. Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat had been set to score the superhero film, much to fans’ delight, but now he’s reportedly out and replaced by Lorne Balfe.

Film Music Reporter has the news on Balfe’s coming on to score Black Widow, but has no info on why the change from Desplat was made. Balfe has an impressive resume, as well, particularly scoring big-budget action flicks. He most recently scored Bad Boys for Life, preceded by Mission: Impossible-Fallout, Gemini Man, 13 Hours, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and more.

Balfe’s got some pretty big shoes to fill, though. Desplat has won two Academy Awards, most recently for The Shape of Water. We’ll see if other creative changes are necessary as Disney stakes out a new date to release Black Widow.

SOURCEFilm Music Reporter
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