The official orchestral theme for the upcoming DCEU movie Black Adam, starring The Rock, will be released online ahead of the film’s release on October 21.
The official theme of the upcoming DCEU movie Black Adam it came out. The DCEU (or DC Extended Universe) is a Warner Bros. franchise. adapted from the characters from DC Comics, and offers an interconnected universe that includes the characters from the Justice League, namely Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman. Shazam, the Suicide Squad, the Birds of Prey and the soon-to-be-introduced heroes Blue Beetle and of course Black Adam are also part of the DCEU in various capacities.
Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) makes his DCEU debut in theaters on October 21, in a film directed by The Shallows and Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra. The project follows the titular antihero, a former slave who has been given divine powers and is imprisoned for thousands of years. The character was originally introduced in the comics as a villain for Shazam. Black Adam will join the Justice Society of America, which includes Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), and Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), and they will try to help him reform and become a hero as a terrifying enemy surfaces. The cast also includes Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell and Bodhi Sabongui.
This week, WaterTower Music shared the official theme of Black Adam by composer Lorne Balfe. Balfe, who has previously scored projects including Prime Videos The wheel of time, Black Widowand The Lego Batman Movie, is clearly carving out a sound for the character that feels different from previous DCEU projects, which were largely powered by Junkie XL’s hard rock scores. This score still has a propulsive drum beat, but a much more orchestral arrangement that uses an almost gothic chorus of voices to drive the energy through the roof. Check out the theme below:
How Black Adam is expected to change the DCEU
The DCEU is currently in flux, as no feature film from the franchise has been released since then The Suicide Squad in August 2021 (although March the batter was a hit, it is not technically part of the DCEU). Continue with the big ticket Shazam! Anger of the Gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom repeatedly postponed, HBO Max’s batgirl be completely demolished, and The flash‘s future in limbo due to star Ezra Miller’s much publicized misconduct, the franchise needs a strong hook to pull it into the future. Black Adam will probably be their make-it-or-break-it trick to usher in a new chapter.
The way in which Black Adam will probably be secretly hidden in this themed release. The score snippet probably reveals a lot about the film’s intentions, revealing that it retains the seriousness of the DCEU’s Snyderverse-era films, but evolves that feel into a more classically cinematic, bombastic tone. While it still seems DC is interested in being the anti-Marvel and rejecting their sardonic sense of humor, they are also allowing themselves to play in new themed spaces and explore how far they can take themselves. push to expand their universe in all directions.
Source: WaterTower Music
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