Thor: The Dark World (soundtrack)

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Thor: The Dark World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Film score by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
StudioAbbey Road Studios
GenreFilm score
ProducerBrian Tyler
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Thor: The Dark World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the film score for the Marvel Studios film, Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler, which was released by Hollywood Records in Europe on October 28, 2013. The album was released digitally in the United States on November 5, followed by a CD release on November 12, 2013. It is the first soundtrack in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature the "Marvel Studios Fanfare".[1] All music was performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Vocals were performed by Tori Letzler.[2]


In April 2013, it was announced that Carter Burwell had signed on to score Thor: The Dark World following Patrick Doyle who scored the first Thor film.[3] The following May, Burwell departed the film due to creative differences.[4] Kevin Feige, president of production at Marvel Studios explained, "It just didn't seem like the right fit, and we had to make a call early on. If post-production had been a year-and-a-half, we might have had time for trial and error, it might have worked."[5] On June 18, 2013, Brian Tyler took over scoring duties from Burwell; Tyler previously scored Iron Man 3.[6] Tyler said, "The feel of Thor is a very different than Iron Man. Yet they live in the same universe. For me, it's like somehow Indiana Jones showed up on the Enterprise; or something."[7]

Track listing

All music composed by Brian Tyler[8]

1."Thor: The Dark World"2:10
4."Battle of Vanaheim"1:39
6."The Trial of Loki"2:38
7."Into Eternity"3:40
8."Escaping the Realm"3:53
9."A Universe from Nothing"2:20
11."Thor, Son of Odin"1:51
12."Shadows of Loki"2:25
13."Sword and Council"3:46
14."Invasion of Asgard"2:59
16."Journey to Asgard"2:17
19."An Unlikely Alliance" (Includes "Captain America March" by Alan Silvestri)3:47
21."Beginning of the End"5:20
23."Battle Between Worlds"3:29
24."As the Hammer Falls"2:40
26."Marvel Studios Fanfare"0:29


  1. ^ "Introducing the New Marvel Studios Logo". Marvel. November 12, 2013. Archived from the original on November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Brian Tyler (July 25, 2016), Brian Tyler Conducts Thor: The Dark World (Live in London), retrieved March 6, 2018
  3. ^ "Carter Burwell to Score 'Thor: The Dark World'". Film Music Reporter. April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Yamato, Jen (May 28, 2013). "Composer Carter Burwell Departs Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  5. ^ Lyttelton, Oliver (October 30, 2013). "Interview: Kevin Feige On 'Thor: The Dark World,' Firing Carter Burwell & Reclaiming 'X-Men' & 'Spider-Man'". IndieWire. Snagfilms. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  6. ^ "Brian Tyler to Score 'Thor: The Dark World'". Film Music Reporter. June 18, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  7. ^ Schaefer, Sandy (June 2013). "Brian Tyler Talks Scoring 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'". Screen Rant. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  8. ^ "Thor: The Dark World' Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. October 18, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013.