‘Justice League’: Junkie XL Talks His Score Before Getting Replaced By Danny Elfman

Justice League Zack Snyder Shares New BTS Photo Of The Original Team Moment Junkie XL Danny ElfmanLast year, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films released Justice League, which had a tumultuous road from pre-production, principal photography and post-production. The film was set to be a course-correction to a lighter tone different from the dark and brooding Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but the film was eventually taken over by Joss Whedon after Zack Snyder dropped out following a family tragedy. With that in mind, original composer Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) also departed the project as Danny Elfman took over on that job as well.

Justice League received mixed reviews and was a box office disappointment for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films. It ended up becoming the lowest-grossing film in the series despite it being the culmination of Snyder’s previous films Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While the film certainly has its fans, many have also expressed disdain towards the theatrical cut, with some even campaigning that a “Snyder Cut” should be released.

Some fans have also hoped to hear what Junkie XL brought to the table with his score for the film that was ultimately canned. In a recent interview, Junkie XL was asked about whether or not parts of the thematic elements of his score from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would also play a part in Justice League. The composer responded briefly:

“Let me just give you a simple answer: of course. I can’t dive too deep into it because at a certain point, Joss [Whedon] took over from Zack [Snyder] and he wanted a slightly different approach so obviously he went in a different direction.”

Likely for legal reasons, Junkie XL couldn’t further elaborate into his original plans for the score of the film given the circumstances of the entire production process.

Are you sad that Junkie XL never got to have his original score for Justice League be used in the film? What did you make of the score by Danny Elfman? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Extended Universe.

Here is the synopsis for 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.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Source: Reddit

‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes

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Gotham DC Comics Fox Bane Penguin RiddlerFOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West’s Bane.

The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.

Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!

Gotham DC Comics Fox

The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.

With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?

Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.

Source: TV Line

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  • Volcano Dude

    The score by Danny Elfman was ok. I didn’t like that he used his own Batman theme & Williams’ Superman theme instead of continuing what Zimmer & Junkie wrote for the characters. I would have rather had Junkie XL stay on and do the score.