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Hans Zimmer To Add Some BRAAAAHM By Scoring Zack Snyder's 'Man Of Steel'

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 18, 2012 7:33 PM
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"It's Zack [Snyder]'s movie so it'd be a bit rude of me to turn up and say I've got a few ideas now," Nolan recently said about when asked about his producing role on "Man Of Steel." "My big point of responsibility was helping shepherd David [Goyer]'s script. When I'm finished with this I'll be there for whatever Zack wants from me, but it's very much his movie." Really, Chris?

Variety reports that Nolan's Batman trilogy and "Inception" composer Hans Zimmer, will lend his considerable skills to "Man Of Steel." Coincidence? You tell us. It will be the first time Snyder has worked without his usual tunesmith Tyler Bates, so we can't help but wonder if this was his choice or something that was strongly suggested by his producer or the studio. Certainly, with this movie, Warner Bros. wants to make it clear to fans that this Superman reboot is going to be Serious Business, and it definitely points toward the kind of tone this film will have.

We certainly have no complaints as Zimmer has been responsible for some great work with Nolan, but one wonders if sticking so closely to the template -- dark(er) tone, Goyer script, Zimmer score -- if that's not leaving enough room for a character that in the comics, is actually nothing like Bruce Wayne/Batman in personality at all. Hmm. We'll get our first indication at Comic-Con next month when WB kicks off the marketing campaign in earnest. "Man Of Steel" opens on June 14, 2013. 

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  • bunty | June 19, 2012 8:51 AMReply

    Can the Playlist do a feature about Hans Zimmer and the Remote Control production line. It's always intrigued me how that works, and how so many similar sounds end up in compositions credited to various different people. Like how Klaus Badelt was credited for the first Pirates film, and Hans Zimmer for the next three, despite the tunes being the same. Do they just share scores around? How does it work?

  • Starway2001 | June 18, 2012 9:32 PMReply

    Don't forget that Tyler Bates is a protege of Zimmer's.

  • Chris | June 19, 2012 7:12 PM

    Nope. Maybe he's influenced by him, but they don't work together.

  • 300 | June 18, 2012 8:32 PMReply

    Tyler Bates would have written a better score.

  • Bobmann | June 18, 2012 8:42 PM

    Looking at Tyler Bates body of work, I seriously dont think that he has enough talent to do something special with a Man of Steel score, with him it would probably be on the level of The Avengers score (nothing against the movie), that score was pretty... meh.

  • Bobmann | June 18, 2012 8:31 PMReply

    Just because Zimmer scored The Dark Knight Rises and Inception with Nolan, doesn't mean he is going to bring that same style to Man of Steel; I think he is smarter and more creative than that.
    I doubt it will end up sounding like a Dark Knight 4 score.

  • [A] | June 18, 2012 8:04 PMReply

    You're worried about the wrong reasons, sort of. I mean, it's Zack Snyder. His movies are awful. Always.

  • BobMann | June 18, 2012 8:43 PM

    I dont really have that much trust in Snyder's capabilities as a story teller, but I have more respect for him than some one like Bay.

  • PP | June 18, 2012 8:22 PM

    I agree. Snyder is a hack.

  • Carl | June 18, 2012 8:02 PMReply

    too bad a score can't transform Henry Cavil into an interesting actor or Zack Snyder into a mature director, rather than an overgrown 14 year old.

  • DG | June 18, 2012 7:57 PMReply

    Really, really good choice. This movie definitely just went up a couple notches.

  • toodles | June 18, 2012 7:36 PMReply

    Zimmer did not score The Prestige.

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