Hans Zimmer Teams with Junkie XL to Score 'Batman v. Superman'
Earlier this year, we already learned that Hans Zimmer was going to compose the score for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice after previously working with director Zack Snyder on Man of Steel. However, now we have a little more on the score for the film, as Zimmer has revealed to Comic Book Resources that he will be working with The Dark Knight Rises score collaborator Junkie XL for the DC Comics mash-up. In addition, it sounds like they'll be approaching the score for the film in a unique way, in that Superman and Batman will have their own themes and whatnot. Zimmer explains the situation below.
Zimmer was having some trouble avoiding the work he did on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy:
"I have agonized over it. I agonized over it, so much so that finally, I went, I don’t want to betray what Chris, James Newton Howard and I did. And so I asked Zack [Snyder] if it would be OK if I called a friend in. And I'm going to be working with Junkie XL, who really is a great friend. He just finished the 'Mad Max' score. I said to him, 'You take care of Batman. I'll do the other guy.' And Zack loved that idea. It's a way out."
Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) and Zimmer have also worked together on Megamind, Inception, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Divergent, so they have plenty of time spent collaborating on scores. On his own, Junkie XL crafted the score for 300: Rise of an Empire, so he has a history with Zack Snyder too. It'll be interesting to hear what kind of new theme Junkie XL composes for the new Batman, and how it will work with Zimmer's new theme for Superman that we already heard in Man of Steel. Anyway, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice won't arrive until 2016, so we've got quite a long time before we hear the score.