DCU’s The Flash will be revisiting Michael Keaton’s Batman theme composed by Danny Elfman from the 1989 Tim Burton film or at least channel its essence. The speedster feature is currently deep in post-production with director Andy Muschietti working alongside composer Benjamin Wallfisch – so it’s only fair the helmer offered a glimpse of the ongoing work.
From being a DCU project stuck in development hell to almost being canned after production due to Ezra Miller – The Flash movie has jumped through quite the hoops since it begin filming in April 2021. but with test screenings indicating it’s on par with Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight and even James Gunn praising it as “one of the greatest superhero movies ever made” has amplified expectations among fans and film critics.
While it’s unclear when another promo footage would be shared for the DCU film which is 3 months away from its release (as of this writing) – Muschietti has still been doing his part to keep anticipation on the rise by sharing a BTS image from the sound mix for The Flash. In the recent video clip shared by the director, Wallfisch is shown working from inside the recording studio while the live room has singers performing the operatic section.
From the looks of it, the theme being sung in the live room is presumed to be for Michael Keaton’s Batman. The first trailer already hinted at the theme but the new recording goes a step further in taking inspiration from Elfman’s track. However, it has DCEU fans, specifically Batfleck followers worried that the movie has disregarded Hans Zimmer‘s Ben Affleck‘s Batman score from Batman v Superman. Though there has been no confirmation yet on Zimmer’s score being utilized although The Flash will also be revisiting 2013’s Man of Steel.
It’s rumored George Clooney‘s caped crusader would appear in The Flash ending instead of Michael Keaton’s Batman so it remains to be seen if Elliot Goldenthal‘s score for the 1997’s Batman & Robin could also be used. Readers can check out the Batman recording theme video below.
Composer, Benjamin Wallfisch, briefly channeling Danny Elfman for The Flash ⚡️#TheFlashMovie
[Via: Andy Muschietti’s IG] pic.twitter.com/HO3lN0ck2q
— The Flash Film News (@FlashFilmNews) March 14, 2023
Danny Elfman’s Batman score was used for the theatrical cut of 2017’s Justice League (dubbed as Josstice League) when the music composer was brought on as a replacement for Junkie XL. But his orchestral version divided fans though more criticism came for disregarding Hans’ original track composed for Superman and Batman.
The Flash is scheduled to release on June 16. However, the DC Film will be premiering early for exhibitors at the CinemaCon on April 25.
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