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Hans Zimmer has been a major force in the world of film scores for quite some time. The Oscar-winner has composed scores for the likes of 'True Romance,' 'Gladiator,' 'The Pirates of the Caribbean.' and 'Sherlock Holmes.' Recently he has become the chief architect behind the soundscapes for Christopher Nolan's films; scoring 'Batman Begins,' 'The Dark Knight,' and 'Inception.' Now it appears as if Zimmer will be lending his talents to another superhero franchise. In addition to composing the music for 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Zimmer will also be writing the score for Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel.' The reboot of the iconic hero (played this time around by Henry Cavill) will focus on his first battle with General Zod (Michael Shannon). The film is due out next June.
Bwaaaaah! Bwaaaaah! This story is interesting for a few different reasons. First, it's not surprising that Hans Zimmer found his way over to 'Man of Steel' given that Nolan is a producer. What is surprising is that this will be the first time Snyder has not employed a score from Tyler Bates. One wonders whether the decision to hire Zimmer were really Snyder's, or an instance of outside influence. There also seems to be a growing sarcasm toward Zimmer's work these days. While his 'Inception' score was fitting to the story, the loud, jarring tones seem to have become more a joke than an indelible cinematic melody. Will that put people off to his coming aboard, or will his impressive body of work engender excitement within the fan base? In any case, I'm curious as to whether John William's signature Superman theme will turn up in Zimmer's score. Call me sentimental, but it just won't be a Superman movie for me unless we hear that heralding anthem.
What do you guys think? Is Zimmer the right choice for composer? Would it have worked with Tyler Bates? Do you think we'll hear the Superman theme?