In the latest bout of confimations of various projects, composer Michael Kamen yesterday confirmed with SoundtrackNet that he is indeed providing the score to the upcoming 20th Century Fox feature film, X-Men. Soundtrack Magazine first confirmed that Kamen was the composer earlier this year. This should now put to rest any and all rumors about who is scoring the film. Debate over who would be scoring the highly anticipated film has been swirling since it was announced in December that composer John Ottman would not be scoring the film due to scheduling conflicts with his current film, Urban Legend II.
Various composers were rumored to be under consideration, including Kamen, Danny Elfman, Trevor Jones, Basil Poledouris, and even Ottman himself. In the end, however, it seems that Fox has decided to go with Kamen, who has provided many scores for the studio in the past, including the very popular Die Hard series of action films. Iit was incorrectly rumored (and listed) on the Internet Movie Database that he would be scoring The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, but Kamen has also confirmed that that information is, indeed, incorrect.
X-Men marks the fourth feature film for The Usual Suspects director Bryan Singer, and marks the first time that a composer other than Ottman is involved on his films. The recording session for X-Men will take place in Los Angeles later this spring.