Justice League Goes Old School With Music From Elfman and a Hint of Williams

November 2, 2017
Holy sonic attack, Batman!

We’ve been hearing for a while that WB/DC’s almost-here Justice League movie is going to make a serious attempt at course-correcting away from the dour, adolescent tone established by Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. One way that’s manifesting is in the musical score by superhero flick veteran Danny Elfman, which is incorporating not only elements from Elfman’s theme for Tim Burton’s ’89 Batman, but also John William’s absolutely unbeatable theme for Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman (not to mention Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL’s ass-kicking theme for Wonder Woman).

Speaking to Reporte Indigo, Elfman said, “We are not going to listen to a new song for Batman… they are going to listen to the Batman song for Batman. No! You will hear the Batman theme. Batman has only one musical theme.” He goes on to say, “I used the theme that Hans composed for Wonder Woman, the one that he wrote originally and used a bit – maybe – from John Williams to Superman, just maybe, we’ll have to see it…” (the site is in Spanish, so chalk up all grammatical inconsistencies to Google Translate)

A full track list has also been released for the soundtrack album, which drops on November 10:

“Everybody Knows” — Sigrid
The Justice League Theme — Logos
Hero’s Theme
Batman on the Roof
Enter Cyborg
Wonder Woman Rescue
Hippolyta’s Arrow
The Story of Steppenwolf
The Amazon Mother Box
Cyborg Meets Diana
Aquaman in Atlantis
Then There Were Three
The Tunnel Fight
The World Needs Superman
Spark of The Flash
Friends and Foes
Justice League United
Home
Bruce and Diana
The Final Battle
A New Hope
Anti-Hero’s Theme
“Come Together” — Gary Clark Jr. and Junkie XL
“Icky Thump” — The White Stripes
The Tunnel Fight (Full Length Bonus Track)
The Final Battle (Full Length Bonus Track)
Mother Russia (Bonus Track)

And a couple of tracks have been released on YouTube – see if you can pick out the musical motif’s ol’ Danny is talking about:

Justice League is in cinemas from November 16, 2017.

 

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