Back in 2010, we reported that all rumors of Hans Zimmer being selected to score the upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, had been dashed straight from the horse’s mouth. At the time it was disappointing – after all, what with the Christopher Nolan/ Batman connection, it seemed like a great fit. Well, it turns out it is happening, after all! That’s right, Zimmer has finally been hired to write the music for Man of Steel.
Well, it did seem an obvious choice, considering Nolan has worked with Zimmer on all of his films since Batman Begins in 2005. It’s just surprising that it’s taken them so long to get there.
Zimmer had previously shut the rumors down himself when he said that he was not attached and that he hadn’t even met with director Zack Snyder about the film, but that wasn’t to say he’d never be attached – never say never. And notably, this will be the first time that Snyder hasn’t used Tyler Bates as the composer for one of his movies.
The reboot will star Henry Cavill as the Man of Tomorrow, who takes us back to Superman’s origin and his first battle with Zod (Michael Shannon). Zimmer wrote all of the music for Nolan’s Batman trilogy, including The Dark Knight Rises – which comes out next month.
What else has Zimmer been up to? Well, most recently he composed the score for Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which has won the box office for the last two weeks in a row.
Now it’s in Zimmer’s hands to create the perfect score for a character so important to pop culture as Superman – he certainly has his work cut out for him. After all, John Williams’ iconic 1978 score is almost legendary, and immediately recognizable to people all over the world. How can he possibly top that? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Do you think Zimmer was the best choice?