Junkie XL Discusses His Approach To Scoring ‘Batman v Superman’; Thinks The Movie Is ‘Fantastic’

We’re only a few days away from the release of the first superhero movie of the year with Tim Miller’s Deadpool and a little over a month away from Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While these two movies are very different from each other, both tonally and thematically, they do share a small connection, as they were both scored by Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL.

In a recent interview with Comicbook.com, while doing the press rounds for Deadpool, Holkenborg was asked about his work on Batman v Superman, for which he collaborated with Hans Zimmer. Obviously, the composer couldn’t give too much away, especially now that the movie is so close to being released, but he did give some insight into his take on the score. Here’s what he had to say:

Let me tell you this, these superheroes are way bigger than all of us together. This is a history that goes back to the Greek mythology, if you will, with half-gods. People over thousands of years have always been fascinated by stories of people that were half-gods. Stories about people with incredible powers, inhuman powers. Even the bible is full of them. Now let’s go back to Superman or Batman, Superman… Keeping that in the back of your head, it makes little or no sense to examine what somebody else had done over the last ten or twenty years,” he says. “Because in fifty years from now, when we’re all dead, somebody else is going to take a stab at Batman vs. Superman. Do you know what I mean? You don’t want that person to say, ‘Oh, let’s look back and see what Hans Zimmer and Tom did there in 2016.’ It’s like, ‘No, he’s going to do his own thing that he feels fits the time or fits at the movie.’ That’s exactly what Hans and I did. We made the movie our own. We observed it. We came up with the best possible solution for that movie in combination with the wonderful Zack Snyder. It’s really what that is.

Definitely sounds exciting, and if that wasn’t already enough, Holkenborg also thinks that the movie is “Fantastic.” Thankfully, it also isn’t too far away, so it won’t be long now before we finally get to judge for ourselves. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Comicbook.com

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.