If you saw the film and love it, you buy the Justice League: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Digital now via WaterTower Music. The soundtrack was officially released on November 10th, and you can more about it with the press release. For physical lovers, you’ll have to wait until December 8th for the two-CD version, and February 9, 2018 for the double vinyl edition.
What’s important to note about this soundtrack is that it features Oingo Boingo’s Danny Elfman returning to scoring a DC Super Hero film since his exit with Batman Returns in 1992. His scores is often big and sweeping, like his Batman works… but it also had to work with Hans Zimmer’s Wonder Woman Theme and John Williams’ Superman Theme (spoiler alert if you didn’t know Superman was going to make it in the film…) Elfman basically incorporated and re-interpreted those previous themes, stating “I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then. It never actually went away. We’ve got these iconic bits from our past and that’s part of us, that’s part of our heritage. It just was great fun.”
The non-Elfman songs were Gary Clark Jr. and Junkie XL’s version of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’, The White Stripes’ ‘Icky Thump’ and Norwegian pop singer/ songwriter Sigrid’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows.’ The latter is such a great way to honor the great, late Cohen’s wonderful song. If you’ve never heard ‘Everybody Knows’, check out Pump Up the Volume (1990).
If this is any indication of what’s to come, I’m looking forward to Elfman to score other DC Films, hopefully Justice League 2.
Justice League is out now in 3D and 2D at theaters across America.