In a rather surprising move, iconic composer Danny Elfman has now joined Justice League to compose the film’s score, per The Hollywood Reporter. He’s joined the film just as Joss Whedon takes the director’s chair for some reshoots and additional scenes in London.
Elfman is no stranger to composing superhero themes. He worked on Tim Burton’s Batman, creating one of the most iconic movie themes ever, as well as the sequel Batman Returns. He also composed the scores for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, once again creating memorable themes. Elfman also has experience working with Whedon, coming in late on Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s production to add to Brian Tyler’s score.
Before departing the film due to a family tragedy, Zack Snyder was working with Junkie XL on the film’s score. He had composed the score for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Hans Zimmer, helping create the new theme for Batman as well as Wonder Woman. He is now moving onto Tomb Raider, according to THR, but its unknown if Elfman is starting from scratch or merely adding to the score as he did for Avengers. We’ll see later this year just how much influence Elfman has with the music.
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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League will reunite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as General Antiope alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko, Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Iris West, Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf, and Julian Lewis Jones (Stella) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.