James Newton Howard Set to Compose the 'Green Lantern' Score

January 21, 2011
Source: Film Score Reporter

Green Lantern / James Newton Howard

We've already seen the first trailer for DC Comics' adaptation of Green Lantern along with photos of other Green Lantern Corps. members like Tomar-Re, and some of you just aren't pleased. Though it may not curb your skepticism, perhaps you can at least be pleased with the news of who'll be composing the score for the summer superhero blockbuster. Film Score Reporter (via The Playlist) has confirmed that James Newton Howard, the man who has worked with Hans Zimmer on the scores for The Dark Knight and Batman Begins and most recently scored The Green Hornet, will now be behind the music of Green Lantern.

Hopefully Newton's musical expertise will be able to help the tone of the film stay consistent throughout, a problem that the trailer wasn't able to over come as it jumped from Fantastic Four levels of humor to dark, dramatic comic book mythology. While still looking forward to this comic book adaptation, I'm keeping my hype in check for the time being. DC Comics and Warner Bros. still have quite and uphill battle to make more people aware of Green Lantern, and prove to those already anticipating the film that Ryan Reynolds' CG superhero suit and mask won't look like they were created in Microsoft Paint. Thoughts?

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JNH score in The Last Airbender was great, unfortunately that movie scarred me for life and if I heard the music I would cry due to the waste of a great score.

Tyler S on Jan 21, 2011


can we please get some news on He-Man

Bart on Jan 21, 2011


James Newton Howard = success He's a gifted composer; we can rest assured that the score won't be the worst part of this movie... maybe the best? ;))

Anonymous on Jan 21, 2011


Benny Hill theme is all this movie will need.

パトリツク ♬ Rip on Jan 21, 2011


Is it weird that theyre finally getting a composer to work on this? I'd've thought they'd've had someone working on it by now for a movie about 5 months away.

Voice of Reason on Jan 21, 2011


This is usual the process. Most composers are only given 4-8 weeks to score a film. Besides, James has been attached to the project for a while. It's only now official.

TeddyBlass on Jan 21, 2011


great news!

Anonymous on Jan 21, 2011


JNH is awesome

Bubba B on Jan 21, 2011


The Hans Zimmer-tron music maker must be broken.

voodoo2 on Jan 22, 2011


Great choice! I sure hope he creates a unique and memorable score that will leave an indelible impression and enhance the flick.... like John Williams does!

Spider on Jan 22, 2011


More fanboy crap criticism. Why can't you naysayers accept the fact that there are many Green Lantern fans who LIKED the first trailer, don't have a problem with the CGI suit, and think Ryan Reynolds works well as Hal Jordan?

NonFanBoyGLFan on Jan 23, 2011


James is perfect for this motion picture. He was great in Dying Young which moved a lot of people in tears...

HPasiol on Jan 24, 2011


brilliant news 😀

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


brilliant news 😀

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


I hoped that both Green superhero scores would be put on an album or something.

Tamsin Parker on Jun 4, 2011

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