October 28, 2010: Hans Zimmer Talks Superman Movie Music

Superman Movie News Popcorn Biz at NBCSanDiego.com has published an interview with composer Hans Zimmer. Zimmer collaborated on the scores for "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight", and admits to having a meeting lined up with Christopher Nolan to discuss working on the third Batman film, "The Dark Night Rises". He doesn't clarify if he'll also be scoring the up-coming new Superman movie (which Nolan will be producing), but he does talk about whether or not the John Williams' "Superman" theme should be retained.

    Given that Nolan is also overseeing the development of a renewed revival of "Superman" helmed by Zack Snyder, Popcorn Biz had to ask Zimmer's opinion on a burning question, whether he works on that film or not: do you re-employ John Williams' theme for the Man of Steel, one of the most lauded scores in film history, or do you start anew with a fresh, fully original score?

    "It's a hard one," mused Zimmer, "but I followed one of the most iconic things on 'Batman' with Chris as well, and it's the same thing. You are allowed to reinvent, but you have to try to be as good or at least as iconic and it has to resonate and it has to become a part of the zeitgeist. That's the job. On 'Gladiator' I remember people always talking about 'Spartacus' and I kept telling them, 'When you saw "Spartacus" and how it affected it you, that's how I want a modern audience to be affected by what we do now.' So I think ultimately you're supposed to reinvent."

Read the complete interview at NBCSanDiego.com.



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