Danny Elfman’s ‘Justice League’ Score Will Feature His Classic Batman Theme

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brian-mcgee - November 2, 2017


One of the most iconic pieces of superhero music of all-time is Danny Elfman's original score for Tim Burton's 1989 adaptation of Batman. It's been a rough twenty years or so living with Batman movies that don't use that theme, but it appears that Elfman's hiring as the composer for Justice League has just ended that drought.

In a recent Elfman did with Reporte Indigo—via Comic Book Movie—he confirmed that his "Batman theme" is the only Batman theme as far as he's concerned. He also hinted at borrowing popular superhero themes from other composers as well...

"No, you will not hear a new theme for Batman. You’ll hear Batman’s theme… Hans has done some wonderful, driving, rhythmic stuff, but there has only been one theme and it is the Batman theme.

Now, I did use the theme that Hans composed for Wonder Woman, the one that he wrote originally and used a bit – maybe – from John Williams to Superman, just maybe, we’ll have to see."

So let me get this straight: We'll not only be hearing Elfman's Batman theme, but also John Williams' Superman theme and Hans Zimmer's Yngwie Malmsteen-esque Wonder Woman shredding theme? Okay, I might be getting excited for this movie now.

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