Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) (Mad Max: Fury RoadDeadpool, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of JusticeAlita: Battle Angel, Terminator: Dark Fate) has recently been scoring the upcoming monster movie Godzilla vs. Kong. The film is directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next) and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Shun Oguri, Jessica Henwick and Brian Tyree Henry. The Legendary Pictures production pits the two famous monsters against each other in an epic battle. Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok) and Max Borenstein (The Terror) wrote the screenplay. Mary Parent (The Revenant, Pacific Rim), Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series) and Brian Rogers are producing the project. The previous movies in Legendary’s MonsterVerse were scored by Alexandre Desplat (Godzilla), Henry Jackman (Kong: Skull Island) and Bear McCreary (Godzilla: King of the Monsters). Godzilla vs. Kong is currently scheduled to be released in theaters nationwide on November 20, 2020 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Holkenborg’s other upcoming projects include Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, which is set to be released in 2021.

  1. Nathan says:

    Oh perfect! Certainly can’t wait for the looping drum beat that’s gonna be the main theme. And Godzilla’s theme. And Kong’s theme. Yeppers, just fuckin’ hyped over how memorable and unique this will definitely be.

  2. Donta says:

    I would have loved to hear Lorne Balfe doing this score .

    • Suro-Zet says:

      Really? Another boring work from the man who is embodied music library? I can’t even imagine how primitive classical Ifukube themes could sound by him, so thanks to Warner for they at least didn’t choose Balfe

  3. BB says:

    A choice of shit

  4. Lucas Wilson says:

    Why?????? Should have stuck with Bear McCreary

  5. Alex says:

    Was hoping they would stick with Bear Mccreary who did an amazing job in comparison to Alexandre Desplat but Tom Holkenborg is a excellent choice just hope he has something ethic style like Bear those amazing vocals

  6. Suro-Zet says:

    Really looking forward for that movie but not for soundtrack for now. I don’t like Bear McCreary music for King of the Monsters (my favorite is music for Godzilla 2014 by Alexandre Desplat) and all this fan’s happiness for classical themes but he definetly could be the better choise than Junkie XL.

  7. liamdude5 says:

    On the one hand, McCreary did the best job out of all three monsterverse composers so far. On the other hand, Holkenborg’s recent work on Terminator Dark Fate was better than McCreary’s work on Godzilla 2. So, I’m still excited for this score.

  8. Roman says:

    Once again Zimmer tentacles

  9. Alex Baginski says:

    wow, what a piss poor decision thanks assholes.

  10. Brent says:

    Good news indeed for all. Now, can we get word on Junkie XL composing the music for the Snyder Cut of Justice League. One can only hope, right, but I feel it’s a strong possability since he was to compose the music before Whedon came on. I have nothing against Elfman, and some of the music I liked that he composed for Whedon’s JL, but most of it, especially the abandonment of already established hero themes from previous DCEU films, for themes even further back, including Elfman’s own previous Batman theme, that are not even associated with or appropriate for the current version of our DC superhero’s, was a huge mistake. I wonder, if he was willing to change Superman & Batman’s theme for JL, with themes for different versions of the character, why didn’t he reprise his own The Flash theme for that character, as I’m sure it wouldn’t have been as jarring and more welcome as that character hadmt had an established theme yet. Anyway, I very much enjoyed the previous scores from the previous composers on the previous MonsterVerse films and look forward to what Junkie XL will come up with for Godzilla Vs Kong.

    • Mich says:

      You really mean that, do you? Elfmans score on JL was the single best thing on the film. It was an old fashioned score way better than the picture. But I see, we fans of good orchestral music with themes and motifs are like dinosaurs today. It’s all about oomph-oomph and e-dance-drums, possibly all very loud. Sorry but Holkenborg is one of those hacks writing in today’s film music that is making film music kaputt!

      • Stalker Vigil says:

        Well, looks like the latest works of Holkenborg contains a lot of orchestral material. But it seems that almost half of it is thanks to his orchestrators and arrangers for whom he have more rely on. It explains why his rescent scores contains a lot of orchestal details and nuances that were not in his previous scores.

        For me McCreary was a far better choice for crossover, since his original music and work with Ifukube themes in Godzilla: King of the Monsters was really greate.Holkenborg’s approach in working with classical material in Sonic was not bad, but here is a tottaly different situation and I don’t like the idea that we will hear competent, but boring orchestral arrangments of Ifukube’s Kong and Godzilla themes with a lot of drums and electronic effects.

  11. Andrew says:

    Lorne Balfe would have be very interesting for this project. His Dark materials showed he can write big gothic themes.

  12. Tony says:

    Oh my gosh! He is a great epic adventure composer! Glad they chose someone familiar and great.