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.