Hans Zimmer Talks BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN And Ben Affleck’s Casting
We know who Superman is and we’ve found out who Batman will be, so one of the big unanswered questions on fans minds’ is whether or not legendary composer Hans Zimmer will return to score the Man of Steel sequel. Zimmer still isn’t completely sure whether or not he’ll return, but in a recent interview with Collider he touched he seemed to be leaning toward returning.
The composer was asked what was going on in his mind as he thinks about the pros and cons of coming back to score the film:
It’s creating a bit of a problem in my head right now. Quite honestly, I’ve gotta sit down with Zack and have a chat with him about what he’s trying to do because what I don’t want to do is go back to that well. It’s a different Batman; Christian Bale and what I did with Chris, that needs to have its autonomous life. I don’t want to go and now appropriate that and put that into the other Batman.
Of course I can see myself doing it, first of all because I love working with Zack. I think you can tell from that score we had a lot of fun, and I think it was inventive. Once I got over the whole ‘Oh my God I’m not as good as John Williams’ thing which, I’m different! And it’s different times. I am sensitive to criticisms, as is everybody else. Somebody saying, ‘Oh well it wasn’t like the John Williams thing because it didn’t start off as the big fanfare.’ Our movie starts differently! There’s no room for fanfare, you can’t have a fanfare with the way we reveal this planet and reveal the birth of this child.
While he’s thinking about whether or not he can do something different with the new Batman, Zimmer did have a few thoughts on Ben Affleck‘s casting. He was very supportive of the actor joining up with the DC Universe and compares the internet outrage to another big Bat actor:
He’ll be a really good Batman. It’s really quite simple, the man isn’t a fool and he’s not gonna set himself up for a fall. He’s a great filmmaker in his own right, he really is… I think he’s become a much more astute actor and I think he’ll make a great Batman, I think he knows exactly what he’s doing. So do I think it’s a good idea? Yes, I think it’s a good idea. I think he’s great casting.
I think [the response to Affleck’s casting] was incredibly vicious. I think the way he got attacked was unbelievable. But you know something, when Chris cast Heath Ledger as The Joker maybe we weren’t quite as big yet and maybe it wasn’t quite as visible, but there was a lot of that going on as well, that it was a complete miscasting and ‘only Jack Nicholson can play The Joker.’
I would be surprised if Zimmer didn’t return for the Man of Steel sequel. He tackled Nolan‘s Bat and brought new life to Superman. The challenge of reinventing Batman has to be appealing to the composer. Ben Affleck being the guy fighting to his music doesn’t hurt either. What do you think about Zimmer‘s comments? Do you hope he returns or is it time to pass the baton?
Source : Collider