Danny Elfman is one of the most nominated and beloved Hollywood composers on the planet and his sonic accompaniments range from aural masterpieces for everything from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Batman Returns, Big Fish, Sleepy Hollow and (my favorite) Edward Scissorhands, to Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black.
So it is with great fanfare and personal pleasure that I bring news to you of Elfman's official attachment to Zack Snyder's Justice League in composing a dynamic score to complement the superhero sequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
With all the recent claptrap surrounding the extensive reshoots being required by studio execs in the wake of Zack Snyder's temporary departure due to a family emergency and ubernerd Joss Whedon stepping in for his friend, this is a brilliant shot of adrenaline to the production. Elfman is a masterful film composer and so many of his melodies operate on a sublime, ear-pleasing plane in our daily lives whether we're conscious of their reverberations or not. I'm just old enough to recall his crazy '80s days as the front man for the LA-based new wave band, Oingo Boingo, so his addition to Justice League is nothing but a fantastic development.
Elfman takes over for Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road), who crafted a killer score with Hans Zimmer for Snyder's Batman v Superman but has moved on to other creative projects with the takeover by Whedon.
Here's today's Tweet from Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL:
Does Elfman's involvement with Justice League push it up a notch or two and what are some of your favorite scores by the eclectic musician?