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Hans Zimmer has a pretty big track record as a film composer. From The Lion King to Gladiator to The Dark Knight and Inception, Zimmer has been scoring major films since the 80’s.
As mentioned, Zimmer scored all three movies in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy between 2005 and 2012. He then scored 2013’s Superman reboot Man of Steel, which was produced by Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder. The sequel to Man of Steel, better known as Batman vs. Superman, is currently set for a May 6th, 2016 release, and it appears that Zimmer will once again score for Warner Bros. & DC.
The composer recently told Digital Spy that he was asked by Snyder to return for the Superman sequel, an invitation he was happy to accept. And with the movie not due for another two years, this would give Zimmer plenty of time to wrap up his work on yet another Nolan project (Interstellar), as well as any other projects he has planned.
“We’ve already had a couple of chats, and once I finish the movie that I shall not talk about [a.k.a. ‘Interstellar’] I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas,” Zimmer said.
Another interesting thing to look at is that this would be Zimmer’s second go with the Batman character, and as a creative figure, is trying to find a way to score Batman vs. Superman without the music resembling the Dark Knight trilogy scores too much.
“That’s my problem, that’s my dilemma. I don’t want to betray, if that’s the right word, the Dark Knight movies. That was Christian [Bale], it was Christian’s role.
“It’s not just that it was nine years of our lives, so you want to stay honest and honourable to that period. So it’s really about, ‘Is there something else I can find that I haven’t tapped into?’ Which I don’t know until I sit down with Zack.”
What do you think about Hans Zimmer returning for Batman vs. Superman? Is he the right man for the job?
Batman vs. Superman is currently set to hit theaters on May 6th, 2016.
Written by Josh Sazin on 4/15/14, with a link to Digital Spy.