Hans Zimmer uncertain whether he’ll return for Batman Vs. Superman

And gives his take on Affleck as Batman

Having been responsible for a trio of memorable scores for the Dark Knight series, before repeating the trick on Man Of Steel, one would imagine that Hans Zimmer would be the most likely candidate to play composer for Batman Vs. Superman.

However, the addition of Batman to the Superman series has complicated things for Zimmer, who is yet to make a final decision on whether or not he wants to return.

“It’s creating a bit of a problem in my head right now,” says the composer. “Quite honestly, I’ve gotta sit down with Zack [Snyder] and have a chat with him about what he’s trying to do because what I don’t want to do is go back to that well.

“It’s a different Batman; Christian Bale and what I did with Chris [Nolan], that needs to have its autonomous life. I don’t want to go and now appropriate that and put that into the other Batman.”

On the subject of Affleck however, Zimmer is far less equivocal…

“He’ll be a really good Batman,” says Zimmer of Ben Affleck’s casting. “It’s really quite simple, the man isn’t a fool and he’s not gonna set himself up for a fall. He’s a great filmmaker in his own right, he really is.

“I think he’s become a much more astute actor and I think he’ll make a great Batman, I think he knows exactly what he’s doing. So do I think it’s a good idea?  Yes, I think it’s a good idea. I think he’s great casting.”

Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman Vs. Superman will open in the US on 17 July 2015.

Would you like to see Zimmer return? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Oct 14th 2013, 15:07

      I really hope Zimmer returns but I understand his dilemma, his score for the TDK trilogy was breathtaking.

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    • spid2411

      Oct 15th 2013, 14:37

      His score for the TDK trilogy was stunning - I loved Gotham's Reckoning in particular. They were high quality films and the score was one of the key ingredients (along with tone, the writing, the acting, direction, cinematography etc) . It would be a step down from that to become involved in this wretched idea that approaches the character from a childish perspective (purely to make money and copy the equally vapid Marvel films) and is far removed from the intelligent and considered approach of the Nolan films. He should avoid it like the plague.

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    • Vnofd5

      Oct 16th 2013, 22:27

      I hope he doesn't. Not because he's a bad composer (which of course he isn't. The man is a musical god) but because this film will be c**p and I really don't want his CV tainted with it. Completely agree with spid2411.

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