The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Danny Elfman replaced Junkie XL as composer for Justice League. Elfman is known for composing some of the best comic book films such as the Tim Burton’s Batman films and the first two Spider-Man films from Sam Raimi. Elfman also composed the opening theme to Batman: The Animated Series.
This comes as Joss Whedon has taken over directing duties from Zack Snyder following a family tragedy. Though, the studio has promised the film is still Snyder’s vision it certainly feels like Whedon’s presence will be felt.
Junkie XL released a statement for the news showing his support for the new team.
“As my mentor Hans Zimmer told me — you haven’t made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project. So I guess [I] finally graduated this week. It pains me to leave the project, but a big thanks to Zack for asking me to part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League.”
Though Junkie XL is no longer the composer, I doubt the music that Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL composed in Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, such as the hero themes, will be completely dropped in favor of another completely original score.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter