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.
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