The DCEU is certainly obtaining a few heavy hitters as their movie universe gains momentum. Danny Elfman, the man who gave us the original and best Batman theme, is back.
I mean, he’s never really been away, but this will be his first movie score for DC characters since Batman Returns. He’s no stranger to a superhero theme, though. Sam Raimi’s Spiderman, Ang Lee’s Hulk, Hellboy II and Avengers: Age of Ultron have all been scored by Elfman. He’ll now write the score for Justice League.
Before Zack Snyder’s departure, Junkie XL or Tom Holkenborg as he’s known to his friends and family, was continuing his duties as composer following on from Batman v Superman. It seems that with Joss Whedon now taking the reigns for the reshoots and post production, a change of tune is also in order! There is no bad blood either as Tom will move straight to composing the music for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. He explained the news to the Hollywood Reporter
“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.”
If there’s one composer you take advice from, it’s good ol’ Hans! So this is good news. With certain themes already in place it shouldn’t be too hard for Elfman to inject his own dynamic style of scoring a flick. He’s pretty good at writing a theme too.
Here’s a reminder of the sublime work he can do.
I’ll very much look forward to what he comes up with! Do you think Danny Elfman is the right choice? Let us know in the comments below!