Hans Zimmer Named as Composer for Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN Movie
Published: December 1, 2010 - 2:01pm
The award winning composer, who has also worked on Christopher Nolan's Batman film, will try his hand as re-inventing the iconic Superman score.
What is considered the most well known and liked superhero theme song, composed by John Williams for Richard Donner's 1978 Superman movie, won't have a place in the Man of Steel's next theatrical appearance. Hans Zimmer (Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes) has been tapped to bring a brand new score to Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. The task will be quite a challenging one, but Zimmer feels up to the task:
“It’s a hard one, but I followed one of the most iconic things on Batman with Chris as well, and it’s the same thing. You are allowed to reinvent, but you have to try to be as good or at least as iconic and it has to resonate and it has to become a part of the zeitgeist. That’s the job. On Gladiator I remember people always talking about Spartacus and I kept telling them, ‘When you saw Spartacus and how it affected it you, that’s how I want a modern audience to be affected by what we do now.’ So I think ultimately you’re supposed to reinvent.”
The award winning composer is also working alongside director Christopher Nolan on his third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, which will hit theaters in 2012; the same year as Superman's return to the silver screen.