Tom Holkenborg who’s best known as Junkie XL, spoke with Collider on his most recent composing project debut for the film Run All Night.
During the interview Junkie XL was asked on his work for Man of Steel, his future work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Hans Zimmer, his scoring Batman’s theme and scoring comic book films in general as he also composed the music for 300 and The Dark Knight Rises.
Junkie XL expressed that they’re the type of films that he wouldn’t mind scoring for free, with the amount of passion he has for them, he also paraphrased something that Zack Snyder said to him about these characters and their work when it comes to them.
“What’s interesting is that Hans and I met Zack last week and he said something in general about these superheroes,” he explained. “All these heroes – Tarzan, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, all the Marvel comics – all these characters are bigger than all the directors that ever dealt with them, are bigger than all the cartoonists that ever drew them, are bigger than any composer that would ever work on them. Batman will still be around in 100 years. Superman will still be around in 150 years. Spider-Man would still be around, in some form, in 200 years. It’s such a cultural thing. So you know when you were work on Man of Steel, in 10 years somebody is going to do the music for Man of Steel, and a different director is going to be doing Man of Steel. That’s the reality. So all you can do is to give it not only your best, but your vision on what this character is, when you become one with that character.”