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Deadpool 2 announcement

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Dear friends, It is with a heavy heart that I have decided not to score the upcoming Deadpool Movie. I love this character and creating his and the movie's original score was a monumental chapter in my life, personally and professionally. Since it was revealed that Deadpool's brilliant creative director Tim Miller will not be involved in the project anymore, I have undertaken some soul searching. Tim was the driving force behind Deadpool and me getting involved in this amazing project. Deadpool without Tim at the helm just does not sit right with me and that is why I have...
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ComicBook.com – Junkie XL Will Score Justice League

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ComicBook.com Junkie XL Will Score Justice League By Brandon Davis When Justice League rolls around in 2017, it will do so not only with iconic heroes aligning on the big screen but with what will certainly be an iconic soundtrack. Following up his efforts on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside Hans Zimmer, Tom Holkenborg, the artist known to many as Junkie XL, will return to the DC Films universe to score Justice League. Over the weekend, executive producer Deborah Snyder confirmed Holkenborg's return while press including Comicbook.com were on set of the super hero ensemble film. "Junkie is...
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Wired – Thank A Man Named Junkie XL For Batman V Superman’s Ominous Sound

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Wired Thank A Man Named Junkie XL For Batman V Superman's Ominous Sound By K.M. McFarland The first time composer Tom Holkenborg—better known by his nom de boom, Junkie XL—heard his music in a film, it wasn’t part of the score. It was in the movie Blade, which opens with his track “Dealing with the Roster” playing as a crowd of blood-soaked vampires dances at a rave. (Hey, it was 1998.) It was one song in one film, but it changed how Holkenborg saw his future. “I was so surprised by how my music worked [when set] to picture that...
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Billboard – ‘Batman v Superman’ (and ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Deadpool’) Composer Tom Holkenborg on His Method and Massive Year

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Billboard 'Batman v Superman' (and 'Mad Max' and 'Deadpool') Composer Tom Holkenborg on His Method and Massive Year By Gil Kaufman Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) could have been another Stereo MCs or Prodigy: a one-(or two) hit electronica wonder from the '90s whose career peaked before quickly flaming out. Instead, he's reinvented himself as Hollywood's ace soundtrack superstar, providing the pulsing scores for two of this year's biggest superhero smashes: the $700 million Deadpool and the about-to-explode Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. "I love how muscular his score for Mad Max was," Deadpool director Tim Miller tells Billboard...
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Beatport – Junkie XL on the Insanely Stressful, Highly Addictive World of Film Scoring

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Beatport Junkie XL on the Insanely Stressful, Highly Addictive World of Film Scoring By Katie Bain "The perfect film music draws the viewer in without them realizing it’s happening." As a producer, Junkie XL toured the world playing for crowds of thousands. As a film composer, he reaches a vastly larger audience, albeit anonymously—unless you’re the kind of moviegoer who stays to watch the final credits. In 2002, the Dutch artist born Tom Holkenborg relocated to Los Angeles with the goal of breaking into the world of film composition. He started as an intern, gradually building his network and going...
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Bustle – The ‘Deadpool’ Soundtrack Is As Crazy As The Movie Itself

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Bustle The 'Deadpool' Soundtrack Is As Crazy As The Movie Itself By Allie Funk The new comic book adaptation Deadpool is already getting some incredibly positive reviews, with media outlets praising both Ryan Reynolds' performance and the film's innovative take on the superhero genre. And with the reveal of the track list for the Deadpool soundtrack, excitement surrounding the movie has only grown. The soundtrack, which was curated by Tom Holkenberg (aka Junkie XL) of Mad Max: Fury Road fame, will be released by Milan Records and features both original Junkie XL tracks and songs from a variety of drastically...
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