Between The Lion King, The Pirates of The Caribbean and multiple Batman films, Hans Zimmer’s name has become a household fixture when it comes to belting out epic musical scores. When contacted to continue the musical legacy in the next DC Comics installment Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zimmer invited friend and fellow producer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) to help tackle the film’s score.
In the electronic community, Junkie XL is known for his edgy trance and progressive house productions, but expanding on his talent is an impressive catalog of musical score contributions. Most recently, he teamed up with Ellie Goulding to score a few pieces for the first Divergent film, but he was also the main contributor to the powerful hostility behind 300: Rise of an Empire.
In a combative approach that would make Batman and Superman smile, Zimmer plans to handle all musical elements pertaining to Superman while Junkie XL will take on the Batman side of things, according to Digital Spy. This is not the first time that these two have worked together; their last team up was on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, but this will be the first time they complete their score in halves rather than as a collaborative effort.
It is a bold, yet fitting move to divide the score for such an anticipated superhero blockbuster. Both composer/producers have proved their proficiency when it comes to constructing suspense and controlling a crowd’s emotion. Whether Batman’s musical theme will be a combination of 300 and Junkie XL’s electronic hits will remain unknown until the soundtrack’s reveal. Watch a making-of video for the music in 300: Rise Of An Empire with Junkie XL below.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for US release March 25, 2016.