Danny Elfman To Replace Junkie XL And Score ‘Justice League’ | Film News
More shake ups are in store for one of the most anticipated releases of the year. After Joss Whedon took over from Zack Snyder for Justice League reshoots following a tragedy in the Snyder family, Danny Elfman is set to replace Junkie XL and score the film.
Junkie XL (Antonius Holkenborg) had been scoring the film and also worked with Snyder on Batman v Superman, but will now take over scoring duties for Tomb Raider. Elfman, who collaborated with Whedon on Avengers: Age Of Ultron, scored Tim Burton‘s 1989 Batman and its sequel, so he gets another crack at musically attaching himself to the caped crusader, this time with some new friends.
Elfman’s most well known scores are often grand and uplifting, and possibly point to DC wanting a lighter tone for Justice League more in line with what Marvel are doing. Following the less than positive responses to Man Of Steel and Batman v Superman‘s darker tone, the addition of Whedon alongside Elfman has led many to believe DC are aiming for a more Avengers-esque romp.
There’s been plenty of changes for Justice League in recent months, and one has to wonder if too many cooks will derail an already tricky project to get right.
Yet, with sure hands like Whedon and Elfman now on board, DC will be hoping they can steady the ship and deliver something crowd-pleasing. Perhaps not something thematically dense like Batman v Superman, but a seat-filling, crowd-pleasing popcorn movie.