Last week it was announced that composer Hans Zimmer would write the score for the upcoming Warner Bros reboot Superman: The Man of Steel. The news swept the internet like wildfire and before you knew it everyone was excited about Zimmer’s latest gig, everybody except for the man himself. According to THR, Zimmer has no plans to score the new Superman or try to improve upon John Williams’ original work.
Here’s the previous report from Thompson on Hollywood regarding the job.
“On Jan. 1 he starts scoring Chapter 4 in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which shot months ago in Hawaii. He’ll follow that with the Sherlock Holmes sequel, a Kung Fu Panda follow-up; then he’ll work on Nolan’s new Superman chapter.”
That was then and according to THR everything got blown out of proportion and there’s no way Zimmer would consider taking on the property. Zimmer said, “You know, it’s like some dirty quote taken out of context. Let’s just be absolutely straight here: I have never in my life met Zack Snyder.” He then went on to say that attempting to rework Williams’ original Superman theme would be like “rewriting Beethoven’s ninth.”
Well that’s that! Who are they going to get to takeover now that Zimmer has dropped out of the race? It’s going to be hard to find someone who’s not afraid to take on this task and who also has the talent to back it up.
Who do you think should score Superman?