Danny Elfman persuaded ‘Justice League’ producers to hire string orchestra for emotional scene

Justice League composer Danny Elfman was honored at this year’s “Hollywood in Vienna” film music gala. Elfman was interviewed on stage by music journalist Melinda Newman, and he spoke a little bit about Justice League.

According to John Rokesmith, who was in the audience and shared his experience on Film Score Monthly, Elfman said that he recorded his score for Justice League last week in London. He explained that he wasn’t happy with a piece he worked on for a particularly moving scene, so he persuaded the Justice League producers to hire a string orchestra to make it better.

Elfman replaced the original Justice League composer, Junkie XL, over the summer. It’s unclear if any of Junkie XL’s work will remain in the movie, though they’re still using his “Come Together” collaboration with Gary Clark Jr. to promote the movie.

SOURCE: Film Score Monthly