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With five more months to go until Justice League's release, the big DC team-up movie still has plenty of work to get done before it hits theaters. Reshoots are currently underway, with Joss Whedon at the helm following director Zack Snyder's departure, and with the recent success of Wonder Woman, a lot of fans are hoping Justice League can keep the hype going later this year. While the cameras start rolling again and post-production continues, the fifth DCEU entry has tapped an especially notable talent to oversee a different area of the creative process, as superhero movie veteran Danny Elfman is serving as Justice League's composer.
Danny Elfman will enter the world of capes and crimefighters yet again to score Justice League. THR reports that Zack Snyder had previously been working on the music with Antonius Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL, who teamed with Hans Zimmer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and also scored movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and Deadpool. However, it appears that the production decided to go in a different musical direction in these remaining months. Elfman also has history with Joss Whedon, as the latter brought the former in to contribute some music to Avengers: Age of Ultron, though that movie's main score was composed by Brian Tyler.
Danny Elfman's Hollywood credits over the years have included composing Beetlejuice, Scrooged, Edward Scissorhands, Mission: Impossible, the Men in Black movies, 2001's Planet of the Apes, Milk, Oz the Great and Powerful and the Fifty Shades movies. But when it comes to superheroes, he's notable for lending his musical talents to two major franchises. Frequent collaborator Tim Burton brought Elfman on for the 1989 Batman movie (for which he won a Grammy), and the composer returned for 1992's Batman Returns. Years later, Elfman worked with Sam Raimi on Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 . His other comic book movie contributions include Dick Tracy, Hulk and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and he also created the theme for the 1990 Flash TV series.
Looking his body of work, Danny Elfman is more than qualified to score Justice League, arguably the biggest DCEU movie yet. Presumably he'll incorporate some music created by previous DCEU composers, like the Superman theme from Hans Zimmer, but for the most part, we can count on him bringing a unique sound to the proceedings. And like Zimmer, Elfman's hiring is an example of a past DC movie talent being brought on to contribute to the comic book company's latest theatrical offering.
Set months after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League will follow Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg to help fight Steppenwolf and his Parademon army, who have come to Earth in search of three Mother Boxes. The movie will also see Superman miraculously returning to life after being killed by Doomsday in Batman v Superman.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17.
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