Hans Zimmer Still Unsure About Man Of Steel 2
Hans Zimmer is one of the most talked about composers in recent memory, at least when it comes to comic book movies. The magician behind musical scores for films like The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Man of Steel has a lot of music coming out this year. Zimmer composed pieces for the previously mentioned Man of Steel, Ron Howard‘s Rush (starring Thor star Chris Hemsworth), and 12 Years A Slave. While out promoting his work on Rush, Zimmer was asked about Man of Steel 2 and if he was coming back to provide the music for the new Batman.
Zimmer had previously stated that he really had to think about whether or not he would come back for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel which will see Henry Cavill going toe-to-toe with Ben Affleck. Man of Steel laid the groundwork for the DC cinematic universe, but it seems that Batman vs. Superman or whatever you want to call it will kick it off in earnest. The composer talked about some upcoming projects and how Man of Steel 2 fits into his plans:
I’ve just started on “Interstellar,” Christopher Nolan’s movie, in bits and pieces. I started it in January, but now I really have to go and pay attention. Then I have another little something coming up, but they don’t want me to talk about it yet. Then, you know, comes that pesky question. I thought I was done with Batman. I have to think about that. I have to think about how that fits into what I want to do next.
Zimmer is a highly sought after composer, so it seems he would be able to write his own ticket for the most part. When asked if he had an open invite to score the sequel, Zimmer said that wasn’t the case. He also explained some of the thinking that goes into whether or not he will return:
It’s not really like that. I think it’s really important for everybody to always take a deep breath and have a think about it. “Do we really want to embark on this journey?” Because the question really is: Do I have anything new to say? Is there anything I could add that I haven’t done already? When we did “Batman Begins,” we saw that as an autonomous movie. We never knew we were going to do two and three. Everybody thinks, “Oh, of course you did!” If you think about it, though, we never knew. Like, in “Lord of the Rings,” everyone knew that the little guy was going to throw the ring in the volcano. We never had that. At the same time, of course, my mandate was treat each one as an autonomous movie, but you can’t shift stylistically quite that much. The fun thing is if you can shift stylistically, that’s what you want to do. For better or for worse, you want to reinvent yourself every time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Hans Zimmer‘s score was easily a highlight of this summer’s Man of Steel. Zimmer does work pretty closely with Christopher Nolan, and since Nolan won’t be as involved with Batman vs. Superman, there is a real possibility Zimmer won’t return. I think we all hope that he comes back for the new film though. What do you think about Zimmer‘s comments? Do you hope he takes on the new Bat?
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Source : Huffington Post