Marvel Studios celebrated the new year with a special performance featuring some iconic tracks from the MCU.
Marvel Studios rang in the new year with a special musical performance in China featuring some of the most iconic sounds from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Aired during China’s Bilibili New Year’s Gala, a Chinese orchestra performed “Marvel Studios Fanfare” by Brian Theodore Tyler and Alan Silvestri’s “The Avengers” theme to an impressive array of lights and special effects. At the end of the performance, the conductor can be seen donning Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet while the Chinese logos for Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals appear in the background.
In the MCU, Tyler’s “Marvel Studios Fanfare” can be heard at the start of many of the more recent films, playing alongside the Marvel Studios logo. Silvestri’s Avengers theme was first introduced in The Avengers before being used again in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. As the most iconic MCU track, it has also been featured in various promotional and marketing materials.
Marvel has a very crowded 2021 planned. On the movie side, Black Widow will kick off Phase 4 on May 7 and be followed by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on July 9 and Eternals on Nov. 5. Marvel Studios and Sony will close out the year together with the untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel, which will premiere on Dec. 17.
Phase 4 will continue into 2022, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on March 25 and Thor: Love and Thunder on May 6. 2022 will also see Black Panther II will debut on July 8 and Captain Marvel 2 will hit theaters on Nov. 11, 2022. Meanwhile, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is also scheduled for an undisclosed date in 2022, while Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will open in 2023.
Marvel will kick off its Disney+ 2021 TV slate with WandaVision on January 15, with new episodes streaming every Friday. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will follow on March 19, while Loki will premiere sometime in…