Hans Zimmer denies Superman rumors: 'My heart belongs to Batman'

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

After word spread across the Internet a few days ago that Hans Zimmer—who, among his hundreds of credits, scored Christopher Nolan's Batman films—would be writing the music for Zack Snyder's Superman revamp, the Oscar-winning composer debunked the rumor that he's leaving Nolan's Bat-camp to put the Big Blue Boy Scout through his musical paces.

Given that Nolan was the creative voice behind this new take on Superman, and is producing the film, it made sense. And given that Bryan Singer's Superman Returns employed so many of John Williams' classic themes, perhaps a clean break was called for in every element of the production.

But in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Zimmer says that he's in no way doing anything related to Superman:

"Let's just be absolutely straight here: I have never in my life met Zack Snyder. I think I need to give him a ring. ... You know, I can't even remember ever talking about Superman. It's a little bit, you know, it's a little bit like 'guilty by association' isn't it? ... How can I say it: My heart belongs to Batman. I wouldn't even know how to go and give voice to it. I haven't thought about it.

And he wouldn't even think of attempting to replace Williams:

John Williams, the greatest living composer—full stop. And that happens to be one of his greatest themes. So no. And I'm not thinking of rewriting Beethoven's ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that's unequivocally a no. I have never spoken with Zack Snyder.

Zimmer's been an integral member of Nolan's team since Batman Begins and will most likely seque straight to The Dark Knight Rises. Quite frankly, it's gotten to the point where we kinda can't imagine the Caped Crusader without him.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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