Lorne Balfe (Black Widow, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Top Gun: MaverickHis Dark MaterialsThe Wheel of Time, The LEGO Batman Movie) is composing the original music for the upcoming superhero movie Black Adam. The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise, Non-Stop) and stars Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari and Bodhi Sabongui. The movie tells the story of the titular anti-hero who first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940s as a power-corrupt villain and slowly became an anti-hero by the 2000s, known for his disregard of rules and conventions. Adam Sztykiel (Rampage, Scoob!) and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani (The Mauritanian) wrote the screenplay. Johnson is also producing the project with Dany Garcia & Hiram Garcia (Red Notice, DC League of Superpets) for Seven Bucks Productions, as well as Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Journey to the Center of the Earth). Black Adam will be released in theaters nationwide on October 21, 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Check out our previous article for Balfe’s other upcoming feature projects.

  1. Penderghast says:

    Enough of Balfe already. This is preposterous.

    • Brian says:

      HA HA HA!
      Always love when the pathetic film music snobs think they know more than the cinema audience.
      Go Balfe !!!!

  2. The Truth says:

    Very said to see the director of Jungle Cruise, one of last year’s best scores, sell his soul to Remote Control. Why does every DC project need an RCP composer? Bring back Danny Elfman and actually give him time to compose another DC score instead of within a month.

    • Kosta says:

      Say what you want about RCP but they have produced “some” of the most unique and successful composers….. Balfe, Powell, both Gregson-Williams , Henry and JXL.

  3. Darren says:

    What a lost opportunity. Not bringing back James Newton Howard is a big miss. But who knows, maybe this is for James’ best; the movie might be trash.

    • Charles says:

      I think they wanted a composer more modern and contemporary.Also Balfe is now A list so he easily can do what Newton Howard does plus more.Great Choice.

  4. Erendriel says:

    Can they stop to hire this music machine (or neural network, whatever you want to call Balfe), please?

  5. Serge Dimidenko says:

    Hate how the film industry acts like “oh yeah, thats right… we need a soundtrack. Just get that one guy that does all those other ones.”
    “Lorne Balfe?”
    “Sure. Idc.”

    • Pete says:

      What a stupid comment! The reason the industry hire Balfe is because he is one of the best! The same way Zimmer and Williams get hired.Your argument is like saying why hire Leonardo DiCaprio!!!So stupid!

      • Marosh says:

        Totally agree.Balfe is the most in demand composer at the moment for a reason.Hos score to Black Widow was exceptional so to see him score another superhero movie will be amazing.

  6. Courtney says:

    Guess James was too busy. Lorne’s been killing it from M:I – Fallout to Black Widow. Gonna be great.

  7. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    This Balfe guy seems to be everywhere these days, but I´m not convinced yet that he´s sooo great. Well, let´s wait and see what he is going to deliver for Collet-Serra.

  8. Penderghast says:

    How very interesting. Only a single comment for his Dungeons & Dragons announcement, but the very second a person expresses disapproval of Balfe (and I remember a time not so long ago when that used to be the norm in the comments on this website), here comes an army of bootlickers defending him vigorously. Now, I’m not saying that Balfe has these people spreading his gospel on a payroll, but it would certainly seem that way.

    And while I’m at it – so many people give Hans Zimmer sh*t for not working on his scores solo, but seeing Balfe’s gargantuan output every single year, there is simply no way he composes more than a couple of theme suites for each project, if he wishes to keep some semblance of sanity and/or spend time with his family. Food for thought.

    • Mike says:

      I’d rather be a bootlicker than a sh@tkicker.
      Your comments are of a trolls.

  9. Ryan Serowinski says:

    Pretty interesting pick to score Black Adam

  10. Dylan E. says:

    I wished Hesham Nazih would’ve composed this over Moon Knight. Not that his score was bad by any stretch, but his style seems way better suited plus appropriate for a flick and character like this.

  11. Jxe says:

    These studio producers execs don’t care about anything new or complex or inventive, its all about the holy dollar. Lorne is a very creative person who delivers. Thats what they are looking for. Especially under pressure of edits and changes and short timelines. I remember hearing an interview with Hans saying Lorne is like a workaholic, and can produce like no other. Obviously thats clear with the scores hes been doing. I don’t blame him, its work, its a job. I loved his score to Home. Lets at least hear Black Adam first.