Once upon a time, Junkie XL — real name Antonius Holkenborg — was slated to write the score for Warner Brothers' Justice League. After director Zack Snyder left the project due to a family emergency, Junkie XL was replaced by the Grammy-winning Danny Elfman (Batman).
In a recent interview that was posted to Reddit, Junkie XL spoke to the situation for the first time. While he's not allowed to say all too much, it has been one of the first times the composer publicly opened up about being removed from the project.
“Let me just give you a simple answer: of course," Holkenborg responded when asked if he had planned to reuse themes from earlier
Holkenborg has been a long-time collaborator of Snyder's
Elfman took over scoring duties on Justice League based on a recommendation from The Avengers alum Joss Whedon, who happened to work with the composer on Marvel Studios' Avengers: Age of Ultron. In addition to a Grammy win, Elfman has been nominated four times for an Academy Award. Elfman's been a long-time collaborator with genre films, with credits in the genre going as far back as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 for Sony.
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