We are only nine days away from one of this years' most anticipated superhero films — Justice League. Even with the increasing amount of promotion that accompanies the movie, we've been offered very little about its primary antagonist: Steppenwolf. That is, until the intimidating New God's theme came trampling out, and yes, it's just as ominous as the god himself. Check it out:
Orchestral with a bit of eeriness — perfectly fitting for the threat of a large-scale Parademon army and its leading military officer. The entire album hasn't been released yet, but fans have the chance to buy the track "Hero's Theme" and can pre-order the rest from the movie's website.
It's not clear yet which is Steppenwolf's theme out of the 27 tracks, but Danny Elfman has already done an amazing job taking over for Junkie XL — who handled the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice soundtrack with Hans Zimmer last year. Elfman even spoke to Billboard about the inclusion of a darker element to Superman's theme from John Williams' Superman for the film, saying:
Let’s do John Williams’ 'Superman,’ and that for me was heaven, because now I have a melody to twist, and I’m using it in an actually very dark way, in a dark moment. It’s the kind of thing that some fans will notice. Some won’t. It’s a moment where we’re really not sure whose side he’s on.
This proves Elfman understands when and where to include the right dramatic element for the story. Listening to Steppenwolf's theme has that potential to stir the crowd. Who knows, maybe it will play during his epic super-villain landing in Themyscira:
Now that things are heating up with #JusticeLeague opening next week, be sure to expect more posters, interviews and TV spots to surface for the team-up film. There's even a chance another theme will be released, possibly for one of the heroes this time.
Justice League enters theaters on November 17, 2017!
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