Hope you all loved The Hunger Games score because James Newton Howard is returning! We're pretty psyched because we love consistency and we'll get a richer score this time around on account of the time constraints of the last film (some of that score was taken from other recordings). Read on!
Composer James Newton Howard confirms in a new interview that he will return to The Hunger Games franchise to score Catching Fire.Source: Hypable via Film Music Site
Howard scored the first Hunger Games film, which we learned he would do in December 2011 after replacing Danny Elfman. He’s no stranger to Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence; Howard scored Lawrence’s I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. It seems like this decision was a no brainer for both sides.
The composer revealed the news in an interview with Film Music Site. Other films he’s taken on in recent years include The Dark Knight, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Green Lantern, The Bourne Legacy, and The Last Airbender.