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Hans Zimmer Not Scoring Zack Snyder's 'Superman: Man Of Steel'

by Edward Davis
December 7, 2010 2:42 AM
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"It’s A Little Bit Like Guilty By Association," The Composer Says Of False Report



Last week when it was reported that Hans Zimmer was tapped to score Zack Snyder's "Superman: Man of Steel," we knew something was off (hence the fact we didn't report it; it just smelled hinkey).

The original report taken from an "Inception" Oscar party said the Academy Award-winning German composer, who scored that picture and was in attendance, was gearing up to write the music to several new films, including "[Christopher Nolan's] next 'Superman' chapter."

Bells went off as obviously Nolan is not directing a Superman film, but is directing the next and final chapter in his 'Batman' series titled, "The Dark Knight Rises." The crossed wires seemed to be pretty evident, but of course that didn't stop the Internet from taking the report at face value.

Of course, it's not happening and Zimmer seems pretty adamant about it. "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. It’s a little bit like "guilty by association"" he told THR, confirming he is indeed not scoring the speed-ramping enthusiast's upcoming superhero film. 'Dirty' is a bit much and it's simply a mix-up, but it's easy to see how a game of telephone on the Internet generally doesn't work. Does Zimmer giving Snyder a "ring" give fanboys hope? Probably, but don't get those hopes up too high, Zimmer says his first true love is another caped crusader.

"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."

We figured Zimmer wouldn't follow the Superman path, but it is a shame, frankly. Snyder will need all the help he can get and Zimmer's proven with "The Dark Knight" and "Inception" that he creates the most thrilling, moody and intense action scores in the business.

Let's just hope Snyder doesn't go with his usual techno-rock scores (see dreadful parts of "Watchmen") cause that stuff is just not gonna fly.

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5 Comments

  • Ian | December 30, 2010 2:52 AMReply

    Im still hoping they keep the williams theme. Though not sure the recent announcment that Dempsey Sanders of The movie 411 is now being screen tested for the lead role I have never seen him in anything before, unkown will get the part again it looks like.
    He does look the part though

  • Ryan | December 10, 2010 4:51 AMReply

    I thought the music was appropriate and well placed in Watchmen. It really is tedious reading the same derisive comments about Zack Snyder: negative criticism about his use of slo-mo and speed ramping is ridiculous -- many auteur directors use this device to accentuate specific expressions and movements -- who gives a fnck; it always works well when he does it. All his movies have been highly entertaining, beautiful looking, well crafted pulp fiction -- nothing wrong with that in my books.
    I'm hoping they keep the original John Williams score, in the same vein as James Bond, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones.

  • starway2001 | December 7, 2010 7:30 AMReply

    He's worked mostly with Tyler Bates in the past (Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen and now Sucker Punch).

    He'll most likely get the nod.

  • Brooke M | December 7, 2010 4:36 AMReply

    Arrgg, I hated the music in Watchmen. I mean the songs were good and all, but you can't just put a bunch of good songs in your movie at random places, and think it will sound good.

  • ango | December 7, 2010 3:21 AMReply

    I thought Zimmer's score was very distracting in both The Dark Knight and Inception. Not exactly the compositions' fault, but they wouldn't stop playing for a second. "Why so serious?" VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

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