This Is What We Know
Back in May, I wrote an article that may or may not be viewed as ‘The Day I Became The Enemy‘. Without being dramatic, that day will live on in infamy. For those uninitiated, that was the day I mentioned that AT&T, as a company, hadn’t noticed us. And by ‘Us’, I mean the Snyder Cut fandom. But the article was meant to boot-strap awareness into figuring out HOW to make AT&T notice the market for The Snyder Cut of Justice League. Needless to say, they still haven’t noticed.
But that doesn’t stop us from continuing our search for more information. In that very same article, I mentioned that Junkie XL, the composer for the original Justice League film, had finished his score. Of course, that was overshadowed by the negative reactions to the article and so it was missed. Thankfully, people are confirming what I said all those months back. That Junkie XL finished his score. ScreenRant spoke with Junkie XL about it exclusively:
At Screen Rant, we are obsessed with the Justice League “Zack Snyder Cut…” If you know what I’m getting at.
Tom Holkenborg: Of course!
Is that music off-limits to you? You did the score for the movie before it was changed, and I’m sure you’re really proud of it, would love to put it out somewhere, somehow. Can you do that?
Tom Holkenborg: Well, I definitely could, but I won’t. The full score is still there. It’s a really great score, and it’s just there. It never goes away. We’ll see what happens in the future, you know?
So, uh… Do you think we’re ever gonna get to hear it? (Laughs)
Tom Holkenborg: I have no comment on that. But I’m just saying, it’s there. The full tracks.
What’s Important To Know
If you’re a musician, like me, then you’ll understand what I’m about to say. When Junkie says the full score is there, he means it. But what he doesn’t highlight is that it’s not matted to the 214 Minute Version of Zacks cut. If you listened to the Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice soundtrack that was released when the film came out, you’ll know that the tracks are arranged for listening pleasure. They are NOT broken down into musical cues and the original soundtrack omits a lot of my favorite tracks from the film.
Thankfully, Batman v Superman The Complete Score came out and THAT is where some of my favorite tracks can be heard. But even listening to that score, one thing you’ll notice is key: It uses a live orchestra recording. If you want to hear the difference, Junkie actually highlights that in a video session discussing his Batman v Superman Score. And while I would take ANYTHING, be it DAW (digital audio workstation) sessions or Live, one thing is clear: We won’t be listening to it anytime soon.