Danny Elfman Confirms His ‘Batman’ Theme Will Return In ‘Justice League’

Justice League Zack Snyder BTS photosDanny Elfman has revealed that Junkie XL’s Batman theme composed for the caped crusader in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will not resurface in the upcoming superhero epic Justice League.

In a new interview with Reporte Indigo, Elfman explained that he will instead bring back the theme he created for Batman (1989) and Batman Returns, going as far to denounce Hans Zimmer’s Batman theme composed for The Dark Knight trilogy and say that Batman has only ever had one theme. But the composer did confirm that Zimmer’s Wonder Woman theme would be making a return as he teased the appearance of John Williams’ Superman theme:

“It’s there from the beginning. Hans has done something wonderful, driven with rhythm and so on, but there has only been one theme and it is the Batman theme… yes I used 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 it.”

You can check out his comments in the video below.

The film stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

“Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”

Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.

Source: Reporte Indigo (via Anton Volk)

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • josimar

    Batman’s theme = Danny Elfman
    Superman’s theme = John Williams
    Wonder Woman’s theme = Hans Zimmer.

    Nuff said.

    • TheDorkKnight23

      Wonder Woman’s Theme = Hans Zimmer & Tina Guo.

    • xxjinzaxx

      Danny knows movies scores. He has been inspired by movie scores since a wee lad, and one can hear their influence in his music compositions for OB. I hope he still has the magic. 3 weeks seems so far away.

  • Darthmanwe

    If he discarded Zimmer’s Flight theme and tones, I will be royally pissed.

    • xxjinzaxx

      why? that’s not Batman’s theme. It’s more of an action piece theme: “Bat Mobile in hot pursuit of the KGBeast”

  • Thomas Anthony Evans

    This to me makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

  • Quite the humble man he is…not. I loved his Batman theme. But I’d never go as far as denouncing the others. Sad that the hate for Snyder is propagated even in his own movie.

    • Woottipat Herabat

      Totally agrees, that is just being very disrespectful to other musician. Loved both John William’s Superman and Danny’s Batman, but reusing both of the theme is just pure lazy. Heard both Hero’s Theme and Friends and Foes, so disappointed, not sure how much work from previous DCEU titles will be used, but seems like it’s going to get sidelined. Not embracing current franchise continuity, but instead choosing his own previous compositions from previous franchise is just so self-centric.