Hans Zimmer is not doing the score for Zack Snyder's Superman

Last week the internet was overcome with cries of joy when news spread that Hans Zimmer would be doing the score for Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN.

Well, it seems as though the internet got a little ahead of itself. Big surprise!

The rumor got started up due to a couple of different factors. One of those has to do with Zimmer's relationship with Christopher Nolan. Zimmer has done scores for BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT and INCEPTION. It was assumed that since Nolan was producing on the new Supes film Zimmer must obviously be involved. The other factor has to do with the sudden and unexpected death of Zimmer's publicist Ronni Chasen. He said that if she was still alive that she would already be on rumor control.

Check out the interview between THR and Zimmer below:

THR: The internet is buzzing with rumors that you’ve signed on to Zack Snyder’s Superman project. Any truth to that?

Hans Zimmer: You know, 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. But here’s the thing: No Ronni [Chasen]. Suddenly all sorts of stuff starts flowing around with no warning.

THR: So if Ronni was still around this probably wouldn’t be happening?

Zimmer: No! Absolutely not! You know, I can’t even remember ever talking about Superman. It's a little bit, you know, it’s a little bit like "guilty by association" isn’t it?

THR: Because of Batman?

Zimmer: I met Chris Nolan once and he knows Zack Snyder and therefore I’m doing Superman. You know that’s all it is.

THR: It may stem from the fact a lot of people would like to see you take that project. Based on the Batman films.

Zimmer: 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.

THR: Not to mention following in the footsteps of John Williams.

Zimmer: Right! 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. I have never spoken with Zack Snyder.

Extra Tidbit: What's the one score that has always stuck with you? Mine would be the ones for JURASSIC PARK (John Williams) and BEETLEJUICE/EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (Danny Elfman).
Source: Heat Vision



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