Joss Whedon has brought in famed film composer Danny Elfman to help finish Justice League.
It was announced in May (17) that Joss would complete the new DC Comics movie after original director Zack Snyder stepped down following the death of his daughter.
Zack had been working with Dutch musician Junkie XL, who’d scored the director’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he’s now also exited the project.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Junkie, real name Antonius Holkenborg, said there were no hard feelings.
“As my mentor Hans Zimmer told me – you haven’t made it in Hollywood as a composer until you get replaced on a project,” he smiled. “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 part of his vision, and I wish Danny, Joss and Warner Bros all the best with Justice League.”
The composer and DJ is now thought to be moving on to Tomb Raider, which is slated for release in 2018.
Danny, who wrote the theme tune for The Simpsons, is well versed in the comic book genre, previously composing scores for two Spider-Man movies, two Batman flicks and Hulk. The four-time Oscar nominee’s also recently worked with Joss on Avengers: Age of Ultron.
He’s best known though for his work with Tim Burton, working on a total of 16 movies together, including classics Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Justice League is slated for a November release.