Danny Elfman Replaces Junkie XL as ‘Justice League’ Composer

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More big moves happening behind the scenes of Justice League.

Antonius Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, was attached to score the high-profile picture, but the recent shake up with Zack Snyder’s departure and Joss Whedon being brought in has put a stop to that.

As reported by THR, Junkie XL, whose credits include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Mad Max: Fury Road, has been taken off Justice League and replaced with renowned composer Danny Elfman.

“As my mentor Hans Zimmer told me — you haven’t made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project,” Holkenborg said in a statement. “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 be part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League.”

Elfman’s many, many credits include Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latter of which saw him come in late in the game and add to music crafted by Brian Tyler.

The rearrangement of composers lines up with Whedon’s start on additional photography, which is getting underway in London. Holkenborg is reportedly moving on to Warner Bros.’ video game adaptation Tomb Raider, which stars Alicia Vikander and will open in the U.S. on 16 March 2018.

Justice League will arrive in Australia on November 16 and hits the U.S. on November 17.


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