From ‘Captain Marvel’ to ‘Stargirl,’ Composer Pinar Toprak’s Scores Soar for Female Superheroes

A year ago, Pinar Toprak made history by becoming the first female composer to score a movie that made better than $150 million at the box office.

Captain Marvel” ultimately took in more than $425 million domestically.This week, Toprak returns with music for another female superhero: “Stargirl,” toplining Brec Bassinger as Courtney Whitmore, a Middle America high school student determined to follow in the footsteps of her late father, Starman (originally a 1940s comic book hero).

It debuts May 18 on DC Universe and migrates to The CW broadcast network the next day.“From ‘Captain Marvel’ to ‘Krypton’ [another comic book series Toprak scored], I knew Pinar’s work very well,” co-creator and producer Geoff Johns tells Variety.

“The creative connection was instant.

Pinar is as passionate about superheroes as she is about music.

She not only understood the tonal intention of ‘Stargirl’; she added an entirely new layer to the character and series.”Johns told Toprak he wanted “something classical,

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