Danny Elfman is returning to the realm of DC Comics by signing on to Justice League.
The composer, who created the memorable fanfare score to Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989, is joining the production as Avengers filmmaker Joss Whedon takes over for Zack Snyder, who left the movie to deal with a family trauma.
Stepping aside from Justice League to make room for Elfman will be composer Junkie XL (a.k.a. Tom Holkenborg,) who did the score for Deadpool, The Dark Tower, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.
Holkenborg was under pressure to move on to MGM/Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider reboot and wasn’t going to be available for Whedon’s additional photography, sources tell EW.
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Elfman’s other superhero work includes joining Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and the score to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.
While the overhaul of Justice League suggests a lot of changes, they will be happening on a fairly short time frame. The movie comes out Nov. 17.