Danny Elfman: Superman's Allegiance Will Be Questioned in JUSTICE LEAGUE

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Superman has been the topic of controversy ever since Warner Bros hired Zack Snyder to direct 2013's Man of Steel.

So it's no surprise that his perception as a hero is once again the topic of conversation. Portraying a brooding Kryptonian, living on Earth, many feel that this iteration of Superman is too dark. His story, which takes him from being a relatively unknown mystery hero to a highly controversial figure of immense power, is a journey that nobody else had dared to explore.

JUSTICE LEAGUE, is considered by some to be the third act in a trilogy of movies which brings Superman's heroism to light.

Or will it?

In an interview with Billboard, Danny Elfman, the film's composer who took over for Hans Zimmer, revealed an interesting tidbit of information when talking about his use of the classic John Williams Superman theme:

“It was great. It was like I never left because I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then. It never actually went away [Laughs.] It just was great fun. There are a few little fan moments. I instated a moment of the Wonder Woman theme that Hans Zimmer did for Batman Vs. Superman, but I also had two minutes where I had the pleasure of 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."

Did he just say what we think he said? That's right, Danny Elfman said there's "a moment where we're really not sure whose side he's on."

Let that sink in for a minute.

There has been rumor of Superman being used as an agent of Darkseid, via Steppenwolf, upon his ressurection. And with Superman being left off the promotional materials so far, perhaps he's not included because he's not actually a member of the Justice League.

If he's used to infiltrate and destroy the League from within, it could be the most disrespect a hero has received for the sake of a plot twist. Of course it could all just be a set up so Batman can be positioned to beat Superman a second time. If the Justice League has to fight Superman it'll give Warner Bros another opportunity to have Batman save the day...again. After all, what good is a speedster, a cyborg, a god, and an Atlantean against one Kryptonian when you have a normal guy dressed as a bat around? No doubt Superman will be resurrected by Darkseid and used to stop the League until Batman shows up with a utility belt full of kryptonite and Lois Lane.

Do you like the direction they"re going in?