Junkie XL scoring Batman segments of ‘Batman v. Superman’ with Hans Zimmer
Junkie XL doing some of the Batman v. Superman score? Makes sense. He’s the auditory equivalent of the OFFENSIVELY STYLISH AND BOOM-POW Zack Snyder. But I ain’t complaining. If there’s one thing 300: Rise of an Empire gave us, it was Eva Green. If there’s a second thing that 300: Rise of Fuck-Fighting gave us, it was Junkie XL’s pretty ridiculous score. But I dug it.
Despite having already scored one iconic Batman movie, Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight” trilogy, Hans Zimmer is evidently going to score another: Zack Snyder‘s “Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.” OK, given that Zimmer already composed the music for “Man Of Steel,” it was probably obvious the composer would return to the Warner Bros./DC Comics franchise again. But Zimmer actually was quite torn about coming back.
“You know something? I have agonized over it,” he told Comic Book Resources in a recent interview about his decision to go forward and score the film. “I agonized over it, so much so that finally, I went, I don’t want to betray what Chris [Nolan], James Newton Howard and I did.”
So Zimmer found an alternative solution: adding a collaborator to take on the Batman parts of the movie.
“And so I asked Zack [Snyder] if it would be okay if I called a friend in. And I’m going to be working with Junkie XL, who really is a great friend. I said to him, ‘You take care of Batman. I’ll do the other guy.’ And Zack loved that idea. It’s a way out.,” Zimmer explained.
Well, at the very least it’s certainly an interesting experiment. Junkie XL (néeTom Holkenborg) is no stranger to film composing or working with Zimmer who he’s actually teamed up with several times. The electronic musician turned movie musician scored “300: Rise Of An Empire,” (a movie that Snyder co-wrote and produced), he’s writing the score for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and in the past has worked with Zimmer as a musician on the scores to “Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises” two of the animated “Madagascar” films and “Divergent,” among others (Junkie XL scored the latter, Zimmer was the executive music producer).
I’m onboard. This score will fit right in with my Saturday routine. Rub myself full of Crisco, pull up the thong, blast Junkie XL, and really make that sprint-slide through the 7-Eleven aisles count. No one can stop the caffeinated-booming-beats of my berries bouncing from candy aisle to soda cooler. Deking between employees, and finally sliding headfirst out the door. The crisco doing an adequate job of lubricating, but certainly I’ll lose a nip or two. It’s all part of the routine.