I've also seen this kind of situation in the Miami Vice and Starsky & Hutch movies. The producers didn't use the original TV series theme song for the movie.

Is there any legal reason for this?

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    So is this just about The A-Team or all the other movies, too? In the latter case, you might want to adjust the question title (and in the former case the question body and tags). But in that case the question might also be a little broad.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Apr 7, 2017 at 16:59
  • But they did use it! (Youtube link)
    – Oliver_C
    Apr 7, 2017 at 17:27
  • Makes me want to ask why the Tom Cruise War of the Worlds didn't use the Jeff Wayne theme...
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 7, 2017 at 18:39
  • Related question: why did the A-Team stop using the original A-Team theme song in season 5? That synth version was terrible
    – user6436
    Apr 8, 2017 at 1:19

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Legal? No. 20th Century Fox just wanted an updated version of it. They commissioned Just Blaze to re-write it, but they could have just as easily used the original theme. As Oliver C pointed out in the comments, they did use the unchanged version within the movie.

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