Travis Scott wants to compose the music for the MCU’s upcoming Blade reboot. The singer/songwriter recently took to X to express his interest. “Woke up thinking I would love to do the soundtrack to Blade,” he wrote. If Scott’s wish comes true, it won’t be his first foray into film. The rapper made a cameo appearance in the 2021 crime drama Gully.
A song called “Knife” by Travis Scott was supposed to appear on the film’s soundtrack. However, it was ultimately cut due to sampling issues. A snippet of the track can be heard during the film. In August 2021, he signed a movie development deal with independent studio A24. Still, there have been no official talks with Marvel about Scott adding his talents to the Blade soundtrack.
Rapper/songwriter Travis Scott recently expressed interest in crafting the soundtrack for Marvel’s upcoming Blade movie.
The MCU projects with the most famous soundtracks are both installments of Black Panther and all three Guardians of The Galaxy films. While the latter franchise is filled with popular older music and classic tracks, the Black Panther films feature more current artists such as Travis Scott, Lamar, Rihanna, Khalid, Future, The Weekend, SZA, and more.
While Travis Scott composing the soundtrack for Blade would be a good fit, the likelihood of this collaboration remains uncertain. This is largely due to delays, creative changes, and industry dynamics affecting the MCU film. The project, starring Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter, has faced several challenges since its announcement in July 2019.
Director Bassam Tariq exited the project in September 2022, leading to Yann Demange stepping in as his replacement. The film’s screenwriting team has also seen its fair share of changes, with multiple writers joining the project only to leave after just a few weeks. The Blade reboot’s journey has been further complicated by the Writers Guild of America strike, which began in May 2023.
Given his recent release of the album UTOPIA, four years after his last project, it’s possible that he has the time and creative energy to contribute to such a significant project.
While Travis Scott’s potential involvement in the Blade soundtrack is not without precedent, the singer faced controversy in 2021 following his Astroworld music festival in Texas, which resulted in injuries and deaths. Despite the legal issues stemming from the incident, controversy in the entertainment industry fades with time, and artists have made comebacks after facing similar challenges.
If Travis Scott were to secure a role in the Blade soundtrack, he would likely assemble a talented team of singers, rappers, and producers to craft a musical experience befitting the MCU. Given his recent release of the album UTOPIA, four years after his last project, it’s possible that he has the time and creative energy to contribute to such a significant project.
Travis Scott’s third studio album, Astroworld, was a massive commercial success in 2018 and received widespread critical acclaim.
Travis Scott, whose real name is Jacques Webster II, rose to fame through his distinctive sound, energetic performances, and contributions to the rap and hip-hop genres. His musical journey began with the release of mixtapes like “Owl Pharaoh” in 2013 and “Days Before Rodeo” in 2014. His 2015 debut studio album, Rodeo, garnered critical acclaim and included hits like “Antidote.”
His third studio album, Astroworld, was a massive commercial success in 2018 and received widespread critical acclaim. Named after the now-defunct theme park in Houston, Texas, where he grew up, the album featured chart-topping tracks like “Sicko Mode” and solidified Travis Scott’s position in the music industry. He also collaborated with Kid Cudi, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar.