It came as a big surprise when Warner Bros. decided to replace composer Junkie XL with the iconic Danny Elfman to score the Justice League film. Elfman needs no introduction – or if he does, then you’ve just lost your geek-credentials. His Batman ’89 — and later Batman: The Animated Series — score is the most famous superhero theme in history, and it is simply mind-altering to hear that melody in a brand new DC film decades later.
However, it’s not the famous Bat-theme that Elfman is most proud of in the film, nor is it being able to use the famous John Williams’ Superman score; his favorite was actually an original melody altogether. Speaking to DC All Access, the composer goes into detail:
“It was fun. It was a huge puzzle coming into it. It was like a science project, but there’s a sequence at the end that really I think was the most fun for me, where it ties all the characters together and you have a moment with each of the characters, and using a single thematic throughline tying it all together was, I felt my best accomplishment for bringing something to the film.”
What did you think of Danny Elfman providing music for Justice League? Did you miss Hans Zimmer, and Junkie XL? Let us know in the comments!
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 reunites 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 Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, 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 and Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf.
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