Some big news on the Batman front as the new Justice League movie is getting a new composer. Danny Elfman has signed on tondo the score for the new film, which should be a big plus for Batfans. Danny Elfman composed the iconic theme for the 1989 Tim Burton directed Batman.
The new Justice League movie hits theaters in November.
While we are erring ready for a new incarnation of Batman and the D.C. superheroes, we are also saying goodbye to the original.
Adam West passed away at the age of 88 earlier this week. West played Batman in the series from the 60’s. The Batman tv show was key in the huge popularity of the character.
On Thursday, June 15th at 9p.m. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck will pay tribute to Adam West by lighting the Bat Signal. The Bat Signal will be projected onto the tower of City Hall.
Here’s the official release:
The official announcement reads as follows:
The legendary star of the classic Batman TV series, which aired from 1966-68, passed away on Friday, June 9 at the age of 88. In remembrance of West’s unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated “Bright Knight,” Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street. Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter.
If fans are not able to join in the tribute Thursday night, the West family encourages Adam’s “old chums” to make a donation to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Idaho-based charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, Camp Rainbow Gold.