This is actually kind of humorous to me. Last year, rumor started spreading around that Hans Zimmer was going to score Man of Steel for Zack Snyder, and Zimmer vehemently debunked that rumor, and even went so far as to say he didn’t want the job:
John Williams, the greatest living composer — full stop. And that happens to be one of his greatest themes. So no. And I’m not thinking of rewriting Beethoven’s ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that’s unequivocally a no.
Fairly strong words from the man, and it seemed to kill the discussion. Most of us assumed that Tyler Bates would be scoring the Superman reboot. Bates has been the composer on all of Snyder’s films so far, so it’s wasn’t a stretch to think he’d do so again. Well, as with all things in the movie industry, things can change in a flash.
Variety broke the news that Zimmer has now been hired to compose the score for Man of Steel. I don’t blame the man or think ill of him for changing his mind, he’s a great composer and his being brought on has me excited for a few reasons. I think what’s most interesting about this news, is that it may show just how involved Chris Nolan is in the Superman film. Zimmer has been a long time collaborator with Nolan and having Zimmer come in instead of Snyder’s traditional composer could be a sign of Nolan’s influence on the film.
Then again I could be reading far too much into things. For now, I remain excited about Zimmer being hired, and just now hope to see something from this film before too long!
Man of Steel is set to release on June 14, 2013.