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Zimmer scores Man Of Steel

From Batman to Superman

By Robert T. Trate     June 19, 2012
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Hans Zimmer has written the soundtrack for every kind of movie you can imagine — historical adventure, romantic comedy, drama, crappy Dan Brown sequel, videogame, every single animated movie not made by Pixar. But in recent years, he’s become best-known as the go-to soundsmith for Christopher Nolan: Besides collaborating with James Newton Howard on the Batman Begins and Dark Knight scores, Zimmer put the BWWWAMMPPP in Inception and taught the whole world to chant like anarcho-fascists in the forthcoming Dark Knight Rises. So it’s not really surprising that, according to Variety, Zimmer will now write the score for Man of Steel, the Superman reboot which is being produced by Christopher Nolan. (And also being directed by Zack Snyder, but did we mention it’s being produced by Christopher Nolan.)
 
This announcement flies right in the face of Zimmer’s assertion, back in December 2010, that he was specifically not writing the music for Man of Steel, which in those salad days was still known as The Untitled Superman Reboot From The Director of 300 instead of The Titled Reboot From The Director of Sucker Punch. Although, to be fair, what Zimmer actually said at the time was: “I have never in my life met Zack Snyder. I think I need to give him a ring.” Apparently, Snyder got rung.
 
Now, if you’re a film-soundtrack geek, the only question is which brand of Zimmerism we’ll be getting with Man of Steel. The playful, retro-funky Zimmer of Pirates of the Caribbean and Sherlock Holmes? The relentless crescendos of Dark Knight and Da Vinci Code, which were so brilliantly/accidentally parodied by Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy soundtrack? The heart-tugging Zimmer of The Holiday and The Pacific? Or will he bring back the BWWWAMMPPP? Good ol’ BWWWAMMPPP. Nothing beats that.
 
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javaone 6/19/2012 10:00:50 AM

Love his music...can't wait! Not sure about the movie yet; kinda hard to get excited when we haven't seen much so far.

Wiseguy 6/19/2012 10:09:41 AM

The music needs to be inspiring. Don't care who composes it

flyinroo 6/19/2012 10:17:41 AM

Not excited for this music change at all. I know they are trying to distance themselves from the previous movies, but the John Williams score will ALWAYS be the definitive Superman music.

Hopefully it will sound good, but cannot have any sort of positive expectation that it can be a good replacement.  Here's to hoping I'm wrong...

silversurfer 6/19/2012 10:49:49 AM

The Score is important because it can kill the mood that words can't describe...that's why we like John Williams so much, because we wanted to be able to feel like that...and his score of Superman set the bar pretty high...not to mention Star Wars...

Zimmer will do a good job but challenging I would think because it can't sound like TDK at all...it has to be not so dark and moody but still epic.

shac2846 6/19/2012 11:00:57 AM

 This guy has done great work his whole career. Plus he killed it with Nolan's batman films, I'm sure he'll come up with something memorable.

monkeyfoot 6/19/2012 11:19:00 AM

All I want is a heroic theme I can actually hum. Nobody does hummable main title themes for movies anymore.

InFamousQBall 6/19/2012 2:37:03 PM

 superman is my favorite superhero! hans zimmer is my favorite composer of the modern era! this cant be anymore perfect!  although john williams is gonna be quite the composer to top!!!

millean 6/19/2012 3:22:07 PM

This is going to be a tough movie to score.  Yes, the original Superman score by Williams is classic, but this needs to separate itself from the previous movies.

But hey, Zimmerman did a bang-up job on Batman.  I loved Danny Elfman's '89 Batman score more than William's Superman.  If he did an outstanding job once, I'm sure he can do it agian.  :)

mellowdoux 6/19/2012 5:52:05 PM

 It's time of JUSTICE little one!!!

SmokingFrog77 6/19/2012 6:15:56 PM

HELL YEAH!!!!!

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