Inspired by the recent announcement that Danny Elfman will compose the score on the upcoming Justice League movie, ScreenCrush has spliced Elfman’s Batman theme with the Justice League trailer. As it turns out, the 1989 score works surprisingly well with the footage, especially in the moments when Aquaman rises through the waves. Fans can judge the results for themselves below.
Elfman is replacing the film’s previously-announced composer Antonius Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, who worked on 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The new composer is not the only late addition to the film; additional photography is now underway in London, overseen by Joss Whedon. The Avengers director has stepped in for Zack Snyder, the primary architect of the DC Extended Universe, who’s taking time off following a family tragedy.
Whedon and Elfman previously collaborated on 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ulton, a project that the composer also joined late in the production process.
Arriving November 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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