Did Danny Elfman just drop a ‘Justice League’ spoiler?

With Justice League to be released soon some of the key players are starting to talk about their roles in the final production. The latest is composer Danny Elfman and he may have inadvertently dropped a minor spoiler.

This movie is Elfman’s return to the DC Universe.  He previously created the iconic scores for Batman, Batman Returns and Batman: The Animated Series. Many fans have been curious if he would be bringing any of the elements from his previous works over to the new universe.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Elfman had this to say regarding his return.

It was great. It was like I never left because I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then. It never actually went away [Laughs.] It just was great fun.

Elfman is not just returning to his own work but has also tapped into previous themes for Wonder Woman and Superman.

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.

Did Elfman drop a ‘Justice League’ spoiler?

It is interesting to note that Elfman may have dropped a tiny spoiler during this interview. It appears that when Superman does return there will be a slight mystery about where his allegiances will lie. Batman spent most of Batman v Superman believing he was a threat so Superman’s reappearance may play on that.

With Superman’s role in Justice League shrouded in mystery this little tidbit is sure add to the anticipation of the film’s release this November.


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