Spider-Man might be getting a reboot, but that doesn’t mean the franchise’s composer has to stop scoring superhero films. Film Score Monthly reports that Danny Elfman will be coming back to the genre with Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet, which stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz.
Elfman is a well-rounded composer who scores all types of films. His most recent scores (Milk, Terminator Salvation, Taking Woodstock) cover everything from sci-fi to comedy. But Elfman’s last superhero film was Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 2 in 2004.
The Green Hornet wrapped up filming in December and is now in post-production. Sony has scheduled the film to be released on December 22nd of this year, but that won’t be the next time you hear Elfman’s compositions on the big screen. The legendary composer also reunited with Tim Burton to score Alice in Wonderland, and the 3-D fantasy film will be released on March 5th.
Sony has yet to confirm Elfman’s link to The Green Hornet, but with such a talented cast and an even more talented director, there’s no doubt that its composer will be someone of similar prestige. And who would be better than Elfman?
What do you think of Elfman taking on The Green Hornet?