Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman's theme music: 'It has its own journey'

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Apr 4, 2017

When the first official trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League dropped last month, we got some superhero setup backed by The White Stripes' "The Hardest Button to Button" and a cover of The Beatles' "Come Together" by Junkie XL and Gary Clark Jr.

While adrenaline-charged rock signaling the uniting of a team has become something of a staple in blockbuster trailers, I couldn't help but notice the absence of a tune that's quickly become recognizable in the DCEU: Wonder Woman's theme ("Is She With You?") by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL that debuted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Well, have no fear, superfriends, because the theme song will return in the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman this June – albeit gradually. Composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, the Wonder Woman soundtrack will feature those pounding tribal drums and guitar riffs. But Jenkins recently shared with me and a small group of journalists gathered at the Warner Bros. production facility in London that "it is not the easiest thing to just throw all over the place."

Calling it a great theme, and "a very specific theme," Jenkins said the music of the movie "has its own journey."

"I see the movie as both the creation of the character, and the theme," she said. However, she added, since we see Diana (Gal Gadot) first as a child, then a young woman, the theme "is not the kind of thing you can just ladle all over a little girl, or a naïve person. So it has its own journey."

There you go. If you missed hearing Wonder Woman's theme in the Justice League trailer, just wait until you can hear it evolve in movie theaters when Wonder Woman opens on June 2.

Or you can listen to it here, right now.

And don't miss the rest of my talk with Jenkins, extensive plot and character breakdowns and my sneak peek at Wonder Woman footage.