Justice League Movie Gets Batman Composer Danny Elfman

DC’s Justice League hit a number of bumps on the road to completion. With Zack Snyder recently stepping down and reshoots underway with Joss Whedon helming, Junkie XL was forced to step down as the film’s composer. No worries though, Danny Elfman, most famously known for his work on Tim Burton’s Batman, has been contracted to step in.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Danny Elfman has officially signed on to compose the score for Justice League in place of Junkie XL, who has moved on to work on the new Tomb Raider reboot. With more than 100 credits, Elfman seems like the perfect fit for the DCEU. He has scored some of the biggest comic book movies over the years, including Batman, Batman Returns, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In case you needed reminding of his work, here is a clip from Batman 1989. How awesome wouldn’t it be to hear this again?

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  1. I was talking about Danny Elfman the other day and about how his score in 1989’s Batman was so definitive. The animated series based it’s intro on it, and the almost regal sound has become synonymous with the Batman medium in general.

    Side note: anytime Tim Burton and Danny Elfman worked together, magic was made!

    • I will? I’m confused. Was that supposed to be an insult? I also believe this post was about a composer for a movie who I feel is “meh.” He did well for the older Batman films but the style isn’t that breathtaking to. So if I’m going to eat a hamburger (of which I would probably go with a cheeseburger if I’m being honest) do you want to come with?

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