Danny Elfman just can’t seem to let go of superheroes.
Last night, news broke that composer Danny Elfman has been brought on to finish the score for the upcoming DC movie, Justice League.
Elfman will be working on the additional scenes that Joss Whedon will be working on. Zack Snyder stepped aside to deal with a family tragedy earlier this year.
Danny Elfman is no stranger to comic book movies, having worked on Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, along with Sam Raimi’s Spiderman and Spiderman 2. Elfman returns to dance with the caped crusader again to bring his legendary sound to Justice League.
Batman v Superman composer Junkie XL has written and composed most of the score already. XL will leave Justice League to score the new Tomb Raider film. When talking to The Hollywood Reporter about it he said,
“As my mentor Hans Zimmer told me — you haven’t made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project. So I guess [I] finally graduated this week. It pains me to leave the project, but a big thanks to Zack for asking me to part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League.”
Say what you will about Batman v Superman but you can’t deny that the score is fantastic. Especially Wonder Woman’s theme.
In the past Elfman has also worked with Whedon before on Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Elfman came into production later for that as well, to finish up the score written by Brian Tyler.
Elfman’s addition to the Justice League is very exciting news. A well known composer and considered one of the best in Hollywood today. His scores have become well known to comic book fans and audiences everywhere as epic and unforgettable. I don’t think Warner Bros. could’ve brought in anyone better.
Justice League is set to release November 17, 2017
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