Hans Zimmer says he's retired from the superhero business
For Zack Snyder's latest, composer Hans Zimmer teamed up with Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) to bring the music of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE to life. The score probably fared better than the actual movie, bringing to life a brooding Dark Knight theme and a thrilling leitmotif for Wonder Woman. If you had your hopes set for the two collaborating again on JUSTICE LEAGUE, you might want to check your expectations at the door. Speaking with BBC, Zimmer confided that he has retired from the "superhero business." I've included his entire quote below.
Hans Zimmer on retiring from superhero films:
I did BATMAN BEGINS with Chris [Nolan] 12 years ago so TDK trilogy might be 3 movies to you, to me it was 11 years of my life. Then I Did [MAN OF STEEL] and then I did this one. I have officially retired from the superhero business. It's just me. This one was very hard for me to do. To try to find new language. I did it in collaboration with a friend of mine, Tom Holkemberg, who just did the Mad Max movie and we've been friends forever. That was very important; to have another voice in there.
While Zimmer's music fit the DC world like a glove, I have no doubts that a suitable replacement will be found, and if we're lucky, Junkie XL will be a part of that. Holkenborg has more than proved his worth with the score for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, and his style falls in line with what Zimmer created for this universe. For the next film in the DCEU, SUICIDE SQUAD, Stephen Price (FURY, GRAVITY) will be taking on the composing reins. Here's hoping he crafts something just as suitable as Zimmer has been able to do!
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