Composer Hans Zimmer‘s musical scores for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight trilogy and Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel are incredible musical pieces that helped take those movies to the next level of critical and fan acclaim. If one were to replace that music with something else, the movie’s tone just wouldn’t be the same.
The question isn’t, will he be back, but how will he take the two and merge them now that the sequel has added Batman to the mix?
This is really complicated for me. Because we all went, ‘Okay, we’re done with Batman,’ and now it’s sort of getting smuggled back in. I’ll have to have a think about that one. I might give you a new Batman if I do it.
When asked about the casting of Ben Affleck, Zimmer had this to say:
I actually think it’s a really good choice, because #1 he’s a great filmmaker. He’s smart. He wouldn’t have taken it if he had set himself up for a fall. And, you know, he’s a bit older these days and that’s what we need, and he’s got a good chin.
Take a look at the video interview below with Red Carpet News. If anyone can come up with score to handle two huge characters in one movie, Zimmer is the composer to do it.
David Goyer is handling the scripting chores with the help of Snyder. Henry Cavill is back as Superman with Ben Affleck donning the caped crusader’s cowl as Batman. Also returning in their prior roles in Man of Steel are Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. With the Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor rumor debunked, who might play that iconic villain?
Production begins in February of 2014 and Superman Versus Batman will hit theater screens on July 17th, 2015.