The award-winning composer Danny Elfman has confirmed that he will be responsible for the music in Sam Raimi‘s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Originally, it appears that Danny Elfman wasn’t going to talk about his role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. His interview with Inverse was originally about his latest music video “Love in the Time of Covid”. A video that, regardless of whether you like it or not, there’s one thing you can’t deny. It’s a bit weird.
Danny Elfman’s exact words about his involvement in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are a little vague. Likely intentionally so. I doubt he’d want to accidentally let slip something. Which is why his actual words on the subject are:
I am starting to do bits of pre-work for Doctor Strange 2 that Sam Raimi’s directing. Even though I don’t start it for some months, there’s bits of recorded music they need for the sets.
Danny Elfman in the Multiverse of Musical Madness
Danny Elfman’s involvement in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is interesting. Elfman has produced music for a number of different films. In particular, he seems to like working for Tim Burton. He has scored music for Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands, the 2005 version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the one with Johnny Depp), the 2010 Alice in Wonderland (also with Johnny Depp in it), the live-action Dumbo in 2019, and, best of all, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Remember those really catchy songs from that not-quite-faux horror movie like “This is Halloween”, “Making Christmas”, and “Sally’s Song”? Yeah, Danny Elfman was apparently responsible for all of them. If he’s able to do such a good job with The Nightmare Before Christmas, he seems like the right man for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness music-wise.
Danny Elfman will be doing the music for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, scheduled for release in March 25, 2022. In fact, based on his words, he has already started doing it. Based on his earlier work, he seems like he’ll do just as good as job here as he did for those other films. Even…Fifty Shades of Grey, although I have no idea what possessed him to work on that.