Justice League jukebox: Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot film’s soundtrack is all about nostalgia

Justice League may still be a few days away, but you can now listen to its entire soundtrack on YouTube. The background score is composed by Danny Elfman who has done it once again with this stirringly beautiful score incorporating classic Superman theme (John Williams) and his own Batman theme.

Written by Kshitij Rawat | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2017 1:01 pm
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Justice League may still be a few days away, but you can now listen to its entire soundtrack on YouTube. The background score is composed by Danny Elfman who, let us say, has significant experience in scoring superhero movies. Thus, Justice League won’t exactly be an uncharted territory for him. He won a Grammy for his score of Tim Burton’s 1989 film Batman and also scored its sequel Batman Returns. If that were not enough, he also composed for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, its theme to be precise. Then he scored Avengers: Age of Ultron alongside Brian Tyler. And now he has done it once again with this stirringly beautiful score incorporating classic Superman theme (John Williams) and his own Batman theme.

Sadly, Hans Zimmer’s Superman theme from Man of Steel (“Flight”) does not feature in the Justice League soundtrack. Wonder Woman’s theme from Batman vs Superman and Wonder Woman does get a nod, but it is cursory and Elfman’s own version instead of the original. If you are a Hans Zimmer fan, all this might come as a disappointment, but take it from us, Justice League’s soundtrack is very solid. Listen, especially, to “The Final Battle” which, presumably, will play during the heroes fight with Steppenwolf, the villain of the film.

Justice League is the most ambitious film yet in DC’s Extended Universe and is practically DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers franchise. The last DCEU film Wonder Woman earned unprecedented praise, both critically and commercially. Justice League’s early reviews suggest while not perfect, it is a step in the right direction. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Justice League hits theatres on November 17.

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