Heroic Homecoming: Danny Elfman Returns to Score Justice League

In 1989, fresh off his work on Tim Burton’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, a young composer still largely known for his work fronting the band Oingo Boingo took on a new project writing music for Burton’s latest film, a new big screen take on Batman. It was a bold choice at the time—the songwriter behind “Dead Man’s Party” and “Weird Science” scoring one of the most popular superheroes in comics? Yet, the results were instantly iconic, leading to one of the most recognizable superhero scores ever recorded.

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