(Article by nerdbastards contributor Mark Poynter, A.K.A Mordrun)
Faster than a speeding bullet, the rumor that Hans Zimmer was taking on the score for the next Superman movie flew through the Internet last week. Part of the reason probably came from the fact that Christopher Nolan is producing the new Superman movie. It’s not much of a leaping bound to link to Zimmer, who did the music for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception, all Chris Nolan movies.
Now Zimmer is expected to take on the score for the third Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, but as for Superman, Zimmer says the rumours aren’t true, and have bounced around the Internet because his long time publicist Ronni Chasen was murdered three weeks ago.
Below is the interview with Zimmer by The Holloywood Reporter’s (THR) Kevin Cassidy.
THR: The internet is buzzing with rumors that you’ve signed on to Zack Snyder’s Superman project. Any truth to that?
Hans Zimmer: 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. I think I need to give him a ring. But here’s the thing: No Ronni [Chasen]. Suddenly all sorts of stuff starts flowing around with no warning.
THR: So if Ronni was still around this probably wouldn’t be happening?
Zimmer: No! Absolutely not! You know, I can’t even remember ever talking about Superman. It’s a little bit, you know, it’s a little bit like “guilty by association” isn’t it?
THR: Because of Batman?
Zimmer: I met Chris Nolan once and he knows Zack Snyder and therefore I’m doing Superman. You know that’s all it is.
THR: It may stem from the fact a lot of people would like to see you take that project. Based on the Batman films.
Zimmer: How can I say it: My heart belongs to Batman. I wouldn’t even know how to go and give voice to it. I haven’t thought about it.
THR: Not to mention following in the footsteps of John Williams.
Zimmer: Right! John Williams, the greatest living composer — full stop. And that happens to be one of his greatest themes. So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no. I have never spoken with Zack Snyder.
There you have it, bright as a Bat signal in the dark clouds above Gothem city. Zimmer; not gonna do it. At least not at the moment this article is posted. The question remains on whether John Williams iconic Superman themed will be used in the reboot. *Has fingers crossed* Lets hope the rumors claiming that it won’t be are false.