Danny Elfman Celebrates Batman Day With Video Message

Justice LeagueDanny Elfman shared a video message celebrating Batman Day amidst working on the Justice League score. Elfman, who is an industry legend, also composed the score for the original Batman film back in 1989. You can check out the video message below:

Elfman returned to score Batman Returns, which was the last film he scored for DC. He later went on to score Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 for Sony. After an eleven year break from superhero films, Elfman went on to compose the score of Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with Brian Tyler. Now, three years later, he’s returned to DC to compose the score for Justice Leauge.

Despite his long journey to return to DC, Elfman wasn’t the first choice to score Justice League. The original plan was for Hans Zimmer to return after composing the scores for Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Zimmer opted to retire from the superhero genre, handing off the score for Justice League to Junkie XL, who he composed BvS with.

However, Junkie XL left the project during production, and Elfman was brought in to pick up where he left off. It’s expected that Junkie XL’s work will also be featured in the film, alongside with Elfman’s.

Are you excited for Danny Elfman’s score? Comment below and let us know!

In Justice League, 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 is directed by Zack Snyder with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.

Justice League hits theaters on November 11, 2017.

Source: DC (via Youtube)

5 Reasons To Revive ‘Batman Beyond’

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Batman BeyondIt’s a great time for fans of DC animation. A long awaited third season of Young Justice has finally been announced. This is alongside the slew of animated movies, which unlike the live-action DC films, have generally received great critical praise.

The next in the long line of DC animated films is Batman and Harley Quinn. It boasts a return to the creative style of Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, and brings back the voice talents of Batman: The Animated Series stars Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester as Batman and Nightwing, respectively.

This is the closest we’ve come to a new DCAU series in more than 10 years. So why stop there? We last heard from the DCAU when Justice Leauge Unlimited ended in 2006. Though that series ended with a satisfying resolution involving an epic battle with Darkseid, there’s another series that never got real closure, that has plenty of untapped potential: Batman Beyond

The futuristic series ran on Kids WB from 1999 – 2001. It featured a young Batman, Terry McGinnis, taking up the mantle from an elderly Bruce Wayne, who guided the teen from the shadows. Despite the show’s critical and commercial success, WB wanted to take the network in a lighter direction, and unceremoniously pulled the show after a measly 52 episodes.

Though the show ended nearly 15 years ago, it’s remained an iconic iteration of Batman. It was so darkly distinctive, with its fantastic animation, mature storytelling and shocking violence. These distinctive qualities have allowed Batman Beyond to survive in comic book form to this day. It’s been part of the mainstream DC comics canon for years now, and through its many different storylines has shown remarkable creative staying power.

This suggests that there’s plenty of reason for Batman Beyond to come back to the air. With Batman and Harley Quinn’s imminent release, and the revival of Young Justice looming, the time is ripe for a Batman Beyond revival. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.