The Batman V Superman composer will provide a monster score for the mother of all monster movies!
It is probably the worst kept secret in Hollywood, but Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) has confirmed that he will be composing the score for Godzilla vs. Kong. Despite being linked to the project for some time, the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice composer took to social media yesterday to officially confirm his appointment and promised BIG things! Check out his Twitter post below:
Looks like the monster is out of the bag.
Yes! Happy to finally announce I will compose the score for Adam Wingard's monster epic Godzilla vs. Kong.
Expect… BIG things. 😉 pic.twitter.com/9rdySWa3rI
— Tom Holkenborg (@Junkie_XL) June 19, 2020
This is wonderful news. Although Hans Zimmer provided the framework for the Batman v Superman score, Junkie XL is credited with creating what many feel to be a wonderfully dark and intense theme for the Dark Knight; and his style seems to be the perfect fit for Adam Wingard’s monster smackdown. In recent years, many composers have lent their talents to the MonsterVerse with varying results, Alexandre Desplat provided a conservative score for Godzilla, Henry Jackman delivered a pulse-pounding score for Kong: Skull Island (even though his score was suppressed by the unwelcome heavy metal influence of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts), and finally, Bear McCreary delivered a suitable but forgettable score for last year’s Godzilla: King Of The Monsters.
Even though Godzilla vs. Kong has found itself pushed to the back of the line in the COVID-19 reshuffle, cinephiles can finally look forward to a gloriously intense soundtrack when the orchestral intensity Junkie XL is renowned for accompanies the ultimate clash of the titans.
So what say you FOTF community? Are you happy with Junkie XL’s appointment or would you rather see another composer match wits with the MonsterVerse? Drop us a line in the comments section and share your feedback.
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