Hans Zimmer Will Officially Be Scoring Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'
Superman fans haven't seen any big screen action from the last son of Krypton since Bryan Singer's 2006 film Superman Returns, and even that movie didn't actually feature a ton of action. Director Zack Snyder is looking to revitalize one of the world's most iconic heroes with Man of Steel, and though we're expecting a lot of first-look footage and revelations coming from Comic-Con next month, here's a cool bit of info about the movie to help fans get excited in the meantime. Variety reports that iconic composer Hans Zimmer will be providing the score for Man of Steel, following in the footsteps of John Williams' legendary theme.
Zimmer's involvement was actually rumored way back in 2010, but this is now official confirmation that he'll be working with Snyder for the first time. Zimmer worked with Christopher Nolan on the Batman trilogy and Inception, and since Nolan is producing Man of Steel, it's a no-brainer that he would bring over one of the best composers in the business to tackle one of comic book cinema's most recognizable theme songs. (It's kind of a bummer for longtime-Snyder collaborator Tyler Bates, though.) John Ottman did the score for Superman Returns back in '06, and although he fell short of reaching the greatness of Williams' score, Zimmer seems to have a good feel for what needs to be done. In 2010, he said regarding Superman:
"You are allowed to reinvent, but you have to try to be as good or at least as iconic and it has to resonate and it has to become a part of the zeitgeist. That's the job."
I'm confident he'll produce some amazing work for Man of Steel. Though his success has generated a lot of copycat composers in the past few years, Zimmer is still at the top of his game. After following Elfman's masterful score from Tim Burton's Batman, I'm hoping he can work some similar magic following Williams' work on Donner's Superman and give us something that movie geeks are going to be humming for the rest of 2013. In the meantime, we have Zimmer's TDKR album coming up to get our hands on, too. Thoughts?