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 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 8:44 PM   
 By:   Greg Phillips   (Member)

Hans Zimmer, the film composer responsible for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, is set to return to the DC Universe next summer. Variety is reporting that, contrary to earlier reports, Zimmer will score Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.

While Zimmer may seem like a natural fit for the project, he shot down rumors of his involvement late last year in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

"My heart belongs to Batman," said Zimmer of scoring the film. "I wouldn’t even know how to go and give voice to it."

Zimmer went on to explain that one of the troubles with tackling the character musically is that, in doing so, one can't help but fall in the shadow of John William's iconic score.

"[It] happens to be one of his greatest themes," Zimmer said, calling Williams "the greatest living composer". "So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no."

Whatever has happened to change Zimmer's mind remains to be revealed, but check back for updates as they become available.

The June 14th film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Russell Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne and Richard Schiff.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/171191-hans-zimmer-to-score-man-of-steel

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   MClayton   (Member)

I hope Snyder gives Zimmer some creative leeway with the score, and not request textural cues that he can cut into the film like Nolan did for his past three films. I would love to see a passionate, more robust Zimmer sound... as in Thin Red Line and Da Vinci Code.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

I hope Snyder gives Zimmer some creative leeway with the score, and not request textural cues that he can cut into the film like Nolan did for his past three films. I would love to see a passionate, more robust Zimmer sound... as in Thin Red Line and Da Vinci Code.

I wonder if this comes in part due to Nolan's role as producer on the film. It would actually be really interesting to see Zimmer adapt Williams' theme(s). Has Zimmer ever used another composer's themes in a sequel / reboot? I'd be curious to see what he'd do with it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

This can only be faced as a poor joke!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 9:03 PM   
 By:   MClayton   (Member)

Has Zimmer ever used another composer's themes in a sequel / reboot? I'd be curious to see what he'd do with it.

He used Lalo Schfrin's theme in Mission Impossible II, and used Danny Elfman's theme in The Simpsons Movie.

But considering this is a "clean-slate" reboot, I doubt Zimmer will incorporate Williams' themes in Man of Steel.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I'm gonna wait and see on this one. But the film and the people already involved (not Zimmer) aren't making me confident.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 9:19 PM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Hans Zimmer is actually trending on Twitter!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Mikal   (Member)

I wonder if this comes in part due to Nolan's role as producer on the film. It would actually be really interesting to see Zimmer adapt Williams' theme(s). Has Zimmer ever used another composer's themes in a sequel / reboot? I'd be curious to see what he'd do with it.

Interesting? Perhaps. Desirable? Not at all. Not for me. I don't want to hear Zimmer adapt another composer's themes. Besides, haven't Ken Thorne, Alexander Courage, John Ottman, and Mark Snow/Louis Febre already done that? If Nolan's Batman scores are any indication, I wouldn't expect Williams' themes to be featured, and I for one couldn't be happier if that were the case.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

With the early promise that director Zack Snyder displayed in Dawn of the Dead, that soon went down the drain and has not recovered since. Though 300 was ok... I personally cannot stand a single minute of the movie now. Sorry, I am usually more positive about things, but Man of Steel is making my skin crawl.

With this news of Hans Zimmer scoring the film... actually, that is good news. Regardless of the Zimmer-bashing that happens here daily... I would much rather have him scoring the film instead of Snyders usual "composer"... Tyler Bates. The less said about Tyler Bates, the better.

So, we will see what happens. Like I said... on a project that is making me ill... this news is actually good.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

If this is a truly a reboot of the Superman series, then I don't want Zimmer to utilize Williams themes. I think it should stand on it's on as a new version, just like Nolan did with Batman Begins.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 9:49 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I agree. I think the main failing of the Bryan Singer SUPERMAN was that it adhered waaaaaaaay too closely to the Richard Donner movie and did not really find its own identity.

And for those of you bitching about this announcement... seriously: relax. I'm not the world's biggest Zimmer fan, but he's a really gifted composer and it could be interesting. Whatever happens: you'll always have the FSM Superman Blue Box to listen to.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 10:02 PM   
 By:   Score Whore   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Really? No one's gonna say it? Okay. Allow me.

"Thank God it didn't go to Tyler Bates."

Come on. We're all thinking it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 10:38 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

I'm expecting a more Inception-type sound than Batman (though Man of Steel will use the same Chicago sets that the first two Dark Knight movies used), which will likely be derivative themes and lots of disorienting noise.

I was hoping that David Hirschfelder would get the film but he rarely does projects without an Australian connection (even some of his American-financed projects like Legend of the Guardians and Aquamarine were filmed in Australia).

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Really? No one's gonna say it? Okay. Allow me.

"Thank God it didn't go to Tyler Bates."

Come on. We're all thinking it.


I wasn't.

But Redokt64 said I would much rather have him scoring the film instead of Snyders usual "composer"... Tyler Bates. The less said about Tyler Bates, the better.

That kinda counts.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   MClayton   (Member)

With the early promise that director Zack Snyder displayed in Dawn of the Dead, that soon went down the drain and has not recovered since. Though 300 was ok... I personally cannot stand a single minute of the movie now. Sorry, I am usually more positive about things, but Man of Steel is making my skin crawl.

Watchmen was pretty good... even if it adhered to the graphic novel too closely. And besides, Nolan clearly was a big influence on Man of Steel even throughout development. He co-wrote the story treatment with David Goyer, approved the main cast members, and even had enough clout to bring Zimmer onto the production.

If that's any indication, the only big Snyder hallmarks in MOS will probably be the final look of the film, plus some slow-mo action sequences. Snyder's good when he's directing scripts that are written by other people, not him.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   Erik Donovan   (Member)

If this is a truly a reboot of the Superman series, then I don't want Zimmer to utilize Williams themes. I think it should stand on it's on as a new version, just like Nolan did with Batman Begins.

Zimmer would butcher William's themes!! I am so thankful Doyle and Silvestri were given a chance scoring superhero scores. Their scores are outstanding. Horner's and Zimmer's superhero scores are very mediocre.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2012 - 11:57 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Horner's and Zimmer's superhero scores are very mediocre.

The Rocketeer is a mediocre superhero score? Me thinks not! As far as Zimmer and this score. Its a different time with a different attitude. The music in the old days defined the characters. Not so anymore. So regardless of Zimmer's capabilities, I expect something you can paste on your wall.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2012 - 12:02 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

This should make for an interesting listen, can't wait to hear it.

 
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