Junkie XL Says Batman V. Superman Is Fantastic, Explains Approach To Score


Tom Holkenborg, known better to some as Junkie XL, is quickly becoming a legendary film composer.

His score of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was one of the best film scores in decades and truly escalated the Wasteland's horrific and intense tone throughout. Now, Holkenorg finds himself involved with a couple of comic book movies. Later this week, the world will hear his work on Deadpool, and next month, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While the artist couldn't say too much about Batman v. Superman just yet, as he and Hans Zimmer will be going on a joint press tour closer to the film's release, he did say upcoming the DC Comics film is, "Fantastic," during an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com.

"Let me tell you this, these superheroes are way bigger than all of us together," Holkenborg says of Batman and Superman. "This is a history that goes back to the Greek mythology, if you will, with half-gods. People over thousands of years have always been fascinated by stories of people that were half-gods. Stories about people with incredible powers, inhuman powers. Even the bible is full of them."

In a world where everything has been done before, Holkenborg strives to be original with his work.


"Now let's go back to Superman or Batman, Superman... Keeping that in the back of your head, it makes little or no sense to examine what somebody else had done over the last ten or twenty years," he says. "Because in fifty years from now, when we're all dead, somebody else is going to take a stab at Batman vs. Superman. Do you know what I mean? You don't want that person to say, 'Oh, let's look back and see what Hans Zimmer and Tom did there in 2016.' It's like, 'No, he's going to do his own thing that he feels fits the time or fits at the movie.' That's exactly what Hans and I did. We made the movie our own. We observed it. We came up with the best possible solution for that movie in combination with the wonderful Zack Snyder. It's really what that is."

Make sure to stay tuned to ComicBook.com as we'll have our full interview with talented musician, Tom Holkenborg, published on Thursday in honor of Deadpool's release this weekend.