‘Wonder Woman’ Composer On How ‘Batman V Superman’ Influenced Theme Music In Movie

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Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams had his work cut out for him when he composed the music for Wonder Woman. There was already a theme for the character that had been used when she was first introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Speaking with Film Music Mag, the composer spoke about how he’d “never dreamt” that he’d be making music for the film.

“I’d seen the TV show back in the day, and of course, Gal’s Wonder Woman really made an impressive mark in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” I had wondered, like many fans, why such an important figure in the D.C. Universe had not been explored before, but never dreamt I’d be taking her to the big screen for the first time.”

Gregson-Williams also discussed how Wonder Woman’s theme music was altered from her original theme to signify her origin story and how he composed the music knowing where Diana would end up.

“The theme used in that film represents a Diana who is already a super hero, and confident in all things-warrior. In our origin movie, I needed to write a fresh theme and original music for the young Diana to represent her naivety. I composed for Diana knowing where the journey might end tonally. I enjoyed using cello playing of Tina Guo to show glimpses of what is to come!”

Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Saïd Taghmaoui, and David Thewlis.

The film is currently playing in theaters.

Source: Film Music Mag (via Screen Rant)

10 Cinematic Heroes To Celebrate This Memorial Day

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Today, Americans across the country celebrate Memorial Day. Now many just use this day as a means to enjoy the day off by either going to cook outs, or hanging at the nearest beach/amusement park/pool, marking the unofficial start of the summer season for everyone. However, the real meaning behind the Federal Holiday is to take time to remember fallen soldiers who have died in service of our country. For some, it’s a day of remembrance, solemn reflection, and a chance to grieve as well. For everyone across the country, we here at Heroic Hollywood would like to wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day.

We here at Heroic Hollywood, as we live in a world of superheroes and their cinematic film adaptations also see some of these characters as our modern-day myths. While they are not heroic as true soldiers who die in service of their countries, they are heroic in their own right. So in remembrance of today’s holiday, we wanted to take a look at heroes within the various superhero cinematic universes that died heroically in their roles. If there is a celebrated Memorial Day in the DC, Marvel, X-Men, and other cinematic universes, here are a few heroes that would receive the recognition. Click Next to take a look.

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  • Marschawn Howard

    I’d say he did well, and integrated the theme where it was necessary and didn’t over use it while still maintaining the identity of his own score. This is a great example of a composer incorporating a theme that a previous composer already established while still making it his own. We need more of this in films that are tied together.