Two months away from cinematic history. That’s when the live-action trinity will appear on screen for the first time ever in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, the merchandise has been unrelenting since late December. Up until now, we’ve got toys, shirts, and such, but we’ve got a pretty nice collectible for ya.
A couple days ago, Warner Bros. released details regarding the original soundtrack to Batman v Superman. It seems like WB is pulling out all the stops to make this set worth owning. There will be a digital deluxe edition, a CD edition, a 2-disc CD deluxe edition, and a 3-disc vinyl edition.
Check the WB press release for further details:
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – THE SOUNDTRACK
FEATURES COLLABORATION BETWEEN HANS ZIMMER & JUNKIE XL
AVAILABLE ON CD, DELUXE 2 CD SET,
LIMITED EDITION 3 DISC VINYL DELUXE AND DIGITAL FORMATS
SOUNDTRACK RELEASES MARCH 18
JANUARY 15, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – WaterTower Music announced today the March 18 release of the soundtrack to the upcoming feature film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” a collaborative effort by film composers Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg). Available digitally, on CD, 2-disc deluxe CD, and on Limited Edition 3-disc deluxe vinyl, the first public sample of the music has been made available HERE, and the album is now available for preorder. The 2-CD deluxe package, the digital deluxe version, and the 3-disc deluxe vinyl set feature over 90 minutes of music, five bonus tracks, an exclusive fold-out poster and liner notes from the composers. Additionally, the vinyl set features etched vinyl art and an album download card.
Check the photos below:
The album is pretty darn epic. Recently becoming a vinyl fan, I am utterly in love with the etched art on wax. For fans of Hans Zimmer’s work and completionists, this seems like a pretty awesome set to consider.
Check the remainder of the press release:
“Junkie XL is an incredibly insightful film composer. It was a perfect idea for us to work together on the Batman v Superman score,” explained Academy-Award-winning composer Zimmer. Grammy nominee Junkie XL showed equal excitement at the pairing, saying, “Hans has an incredible legacy, and I was extremely thrilled when he approached me to work on ‘Batman v Superman’ with him.”
The composers discussed their close working relationship with director Zack Snyder. “Zack allows us to try things we haven’t tried before. He’s very supportive of the eccentricities that we bring to this,” says Zimmer. Junkie XL concurred. “He’s very open and accepting of our ideas, and infuses the creative process with an energy that inspires you.”
“Hans and Tom (Junkie XL) created an incredibly compelling and interesting new musical world for Batman, while continuing to expand on the amazing world and themes Hans had previously created for Superman,” noted director Zack Snyder. “By aligning their vision with my perspective and seeing the characters anew through the lens of the film they were able to support the visual aspects of movie in a way that elevates the film to another level. In so many ways, they become the final texture, the final note in the process of creating the world.”
“This electrifying collaboration brings us such brilliant new character themes,”
commented WaterTower Music head Jason Linn, “While we’ve been fortunate to work several times with both composers individually, this experience has been uniquely thrilling.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released March 18. It is now available for pre-order at iTunes, at Amazon, and can be preordered on Vinyl. The tracklist is as follows:
Their War Here
The Red Capes Are Coming
Day Of The Dead
Must There Be A Superman?
Do You Bleed?
Problems Up Here
Black and Blue
Is She With You?
This Is My World
Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite)
Blood Of My Blood (Bonus Track)**
Vigilante (Bonus Track)**
May I Help You, Mr. Wayne? (Bonus Track)**
They Were Hunters (Bonus Track)**
Fight Night (Bonus Track)**
** On deluxe versions only
About the Film
From director Zack Snyder comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing.
The film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (“American Hustle”) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film opens nationwide in RealD 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters on March 25, 2016. It has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence and action throughout, and some sensuality.
Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, has been composing movies alongside Hans Zimmer for years, but remained only credited for additional music on Dark Knight Rises and became part of the musical collaboration known as Magnificient Six for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He broke through when he composed the score for Mad Max: Fury Road. If you’ve seen that movie, it captured the graceful chaos of the movie using electronic music.
BvS will mark the first time that the JXL and Zimmer will co-compose the soundtrack. Zimmer is known for a rich orchestral sound, so I’m very interested to hear that wonderful clash of styles.
The digital deluxe edition will run you $14.99, the CD deluxe edition costs $21.98, while the vinyl edition will cost $39.98.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – The Original Soundtrack is available for pre-order now and will hit shelves March 18th. The film will be released on March 25th.