Composer Danny Elfman is clearly no stranger to composing superhero films such as Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns and Sam Raimi’s first 2 Spider-Man films, along with Ang Lee’s Hulk, Dick Tracy and Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy sequel. Hell, he even composed the main title theme for The Flash television series back in the early 90’s! It looks like he isn’t quite done with the superhero franchise ye; after assisting in composing the scores for both of Joss Whedon’s Avengers films, Whdeon seems intent to reunite with him on the reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League film due out in November, replacing Junkie XL.
Michael Keaton’s Batman isn’t just a great movie, it’s iconic for re-branding the character in a darker, more gothic visage. Elfman’s score is an equally potent facet of the legendary Dark Knight lying just underneath Burton’s wacky vision.
Here’s what Junkie XL added on being replaced by Elfman “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 be part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros. all the best with Justice League.” Elfman is an extremely talented and colofrul composer who’s work is as instrumental to a film as its director. We’re very curious how his music will tie into the overall franchise, following after Hans Zimmer’s electric Man of Steel score and the sweeping ensemble for Batman v Superman.
We’re almost positive Elfman will reminisce and take cues from Batman and maybe even The Flash, but we can’t help but ponder how he’ll go about continuing Zimmer and XL’s previous work – or if he’ll strike out and do his own theme.
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