Hans Zimmer “Officially” Retires From Scoring Superhero Films

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 6:44PM
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Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 6:44PM
Hans Zimmer “Officially” Retires From Scoring Superhero Films
Whether or not you liked Man of Steel and Batman v Superman or not, it can't be denied that one of the things that each film absolutely did right was the music. The legendary Hans Zimmer is credited for each of them, along with a number of other highly popular titles such as The Lion King, Interstellar, Inception, and of course, The Dark Knight trilogy.  

Now, Zimmer says he's stepping away from the superhero genre permanently:



In a recent interview with BBC, Zimmer talked about the fact that he's spent over a decade now making music largely for superhero films, and he's finally decided to back out of the genre. Apparently, it's simply because it's become more and more challenging for him to do something new and fresh, which makes sense since it's his fifth superhero film.

Though Batman v Superman hasn't had very much luck with critics, one of the things that almost everyone acknowledges about the film is that it has a beautiful score, and especially noted is the track that has become known as "Wonder Woman's theme song" to fans, but is officially known as "Is She With You?"

Of course, Junkie XL helped Zimmer score this one, and it's probably safe to assume that he'll be taking over for Zimmer moving forward. In fact, one has to wonder if the fact that they were working together on this one wasn't simply Zimmer showing Junkie XL the ropes before he stepped down. That's not to say that Junkie XL needed training of any sort - he's a well known composer himself, and is credited with movies such as 300 and the recent Mad Max: Fury Road.

It's definitely sad to see Zimmer go, however, and since the score is one of the only things about Man of Steel and Batman v Superman that basically everybody agrees worked about the films, it's certainly a pretty big loss for Warner Bros. and DC.
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