You may choose one or the other. But not both! If you don’t know what I am talking about, I am talking about Danny Elfman’s theme from Batman: TAS and John (Freaking) Williams’ theme from Superman. I like Superman’s theme. I am so glad they are bringing these old themes into the DCEU movies. They are awesome. But Wonder Woman’s theme from BvS was also pretty awesome.
While I see the reasoning for both. It set the tone better. Superman is a “classical” style character and Batman is more street/punk in style.
I fall in the Elfman camp…but I am also an old “punk” from SoCal and remember & saw Oingo Boingo “back in the day”. So I admit my bias.
I which DC would team up with Mark Mothersbaugh for some soundtrack work. I think he’d be great for TT, LoSH, or GL Corps DCEU/DCAU.
I’m a big fan of Elfman’s work on BTAS. Williams is great, but Batman’s theme is iconic.
So long as we’re talking DC OSTs, I really enjoyed Hans Zimmer’s Dark Knight Rises Score as well.
Williams’s song, it truly captured the majesty and epicness of a character like Superman. Elfman’s song fit Batman perfectly, but there have been other themes that work just as well for him. Even when they created a new theme for Superman, the original is so good that they had to go back to it, because nothing could compare.
I love them both, but Elfman’s theme was used for the Tim Burton movies, BTAS, the LEGO Batman games and even at points in the Justice League movie. But Williams’s is also the defacto Superman theme, so…
Yeah, I’m still torn.
Elfman’s Batman theme.
I adore both to Heaven and back, but there’s absolutely no freakin’ contest that John Williams’ Superman theme is THE best.
Its John. Friggin’. Williams. afterall =)
You get me, Vroom.
Williams. The Elfman theme is emblematic of only a very specific era of Batman’s career. It doesn’t work any where near as well for say the sixties Adam West show or the current comics and it just sounded ridiculously out of place in Justice League.
The Williams theme works with every single Superman story.
Hans Zimmer has done a really good job, especially with MoS. That was one of the best soundtracks I have heard in years, and by far my favorite.
Except for Molossus in Batman Begins, none of Zimmer’s theming is memorable. Elfman and especially Williams theme remain in your head for a long time. To be honest, that’s the problem with a lot of the superhero film scoring lately. Except for maybe The Avengers, none of them have memorable theme music.
YoYoFroMo, Elfman only contributed the 89 theme for BTAS. Shirley Walker did most of the series music. She used Elfman’s them as inspiration.
I love “Flight” from MoS. it is my all-time favorite song, and reminds me of “Superman.”
Flight is badass. I love it.
I love Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s work on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, while Zimmer did very well on The Dark Knight Rises. His Wonder Woman theme is nifty too.
We just need to get Williams onboard another DC flick. Like, NOW.
Elfman! I had his scores for the Burton Batman flicks. Also his work on Raimi’s Spiderman was fantastic. Since then his superhero work feels like it has been phoned in.
I will say that Kristopher Carter’s theme for Batman Beyond deserves kudos. I think it’s better and fits the character better, than either the Elfman or Williams themes do.