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Hans Zimmer to Score Man of Steel

Crossovers are nothing new in comics and have even gotten a legitimate foothold in film thanks to Marvel’s The Avengers. Now Warner Bros. will be doing a little crossing over of its own, with Heat Vision reporting that composer Hans Zimmer will move from Gotham City to Metropolis to score director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.

Zimmer co-composed the scores for Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and handled the music for Inception and The Dark Knight Rises on his own. Nolan, of course, is also producing Man of Steel. As Heat Vision points out, Snyder has worked with composer Tyler Bates exclusively up until this point. And while it may seem like the Superman reboot is being tailored to fit into the dark-and-gritty world of the Batman trilogy, it’s worth pointing out that Zimmer is a versatile composer with projects like Madagascar 3, Sherlock Holmes and Rango among his credits.

Written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy. The film opens June 14, 2013.


  • Sephiroth_2k4

    All I have to say is that he better not abandon the John Williams theme.

  • Lastnamecumbie

    I have a brilliant thought if this movie is a success and Christopher Nolan’s brother takes over the batman franchise which I think he will then there needs to be a pairing of these two even if the movies are going to get another damn reboot

  • Kaneda Dry

    How often have you heard Danny Elfman’s Batman theme from the Tim Burton movie in Nolan’s Batman?

    I think the John Williams theme is now classic and immortal too, but odds are very against it coming back for at least the main theme for Man Of Steel.
    Like Nolan’s Batman did, Man Of Steel is trying to forge ahead into a new telling that doesn’t touch on or is in any way connected to the old Christopher Reeve films.
    So I’d try getting used to the possibility of not hearing the John Williams theme.
    Hey, I’d love it if it was kept too and I love the old movies beyond belief.
    But I’m not holding my breath of hearing it.

  • sandwich eater

    I guess this means more inception horn.  SNL should do a sketch about more inception horn instead of cowbell.