Danny Elfman is currently my hero. Sitting down with Billboard, he was able to talk about his work not only on the upcoming Justice League but a little bit about other projects. However, most of the talk was regarding the massive superhero team-up coming out in November. And he dropped a major bomb.
It’s been over 28 years since Elfman had been apart of DC. He created a very iconic Batman theme that has seeped into the mythos of the character itself. Another theme, by the legendary John Williams, has done the same for the big boy scout in blue. While our current iteration of Superman is a bit more…depressed, shall we say, the classic theme is overly positive. So Elfman decided to sneak the classic John Williams theme into the film – but with a twist. He explained.
There are a few little fan moments. I instated a moment of the Wonder Woman theme that Hans Zimmer did for Batman Vs. Superman, but I also had two minutes where I had the pleasure of saying, “Let’s do John Williams’ Superman.” and that for me was heaven, because now I have a melody to twist, and I’m using it in an actually very dark way, in a dark moment. It’s the kind of thing that some fans will notice. Some won’t. It’s a moment where we’re really not sure whose side he’s on.
So not only do we have the classic Superman theme that is so beloved – we also just got a major plot point! When Superman returns to the world of the living, we’re not going to know whose side he’s on. We’re going to get an even more angry Superman! I would sigh but, this has intrigued me. What could make our big boy scout in blue a menacing figure? Could it maybe have to do with Darkseid? Could this begin his change into a more positive figure? We’ll have to wait to find out. But can I have a fan girl moment over the Superman theme again? Because it’s just so good!
What do you think of think of Elfman’s comments? What do you think about the Superman reveal? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more DC news. Also, for your listening pleasure, listen to the theme that you’re probably already humming below!
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