‘Justice League’: Junkie XL Previews Zack Snyder Cut Score

Junkie XL offered fans a sneak peek at his score for the Zack Snyder Cut.

Mad Max: Fury Road composer Junkie XL has has shared a preview of his score for the Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League.

Tom Holkenborg (best known by his stage name Junkie XL) was the original composer of 2017’s Justice League, working with Zack Snyder after helping Hans Zimmer score Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, Junkie XL was replaced by Danny Elfman after Snyder’s exit from the DC Films project.

During the DC FanDome event, Junkie XL offered fans a sneak peek at his work for the Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League, which is coming to the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. You can check out the preview below.

Back in October 2019, Junkie XL said that his score for the Zack Snyder Cut of Justice League is already finished. At the time, Junkie XL was calling it a “a really great score” but couldn’t offer any other details besides that.

Previously, in a comment on Instagram, Nick McKinless revealed that there was apparently an entire fight sequence between Ares and a younger Darkseid when he first invaded Earth in Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League. The actor was cast as Ares for the sequence and trained for four months to get in proper shape for the role. However, McKinless was not credited in the thetrical cut of the movie.

Darkseid almost played a larger role in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and subsequent DC Extended Universe films. However, after Joss Whedon assumed directorial duties during post-production and oversaw extensive re-shoots for Justice League, Darkseid was removed from the theatrical cut and Warner Bros. reassessed their plans for future DCEU films following the underwhelming reviews and box office gross of the film.

Zack Snyder’s original 5 movie-arc for the DCEU was also said to include events like the murder of Lois Lane along with half the Justice League and Darkseid taking control of the heartbroken Superman with the Anti-Life Equation.

Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s 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.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut is set to hit HBO Max in 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood regarding all the latest news regarding Junkie XL and the Snyder Cut, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: DC FanDome

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.