Contrary to a report from last week, it appears that Hans Zimmer, the Oscar-winning composer responsible for scoring Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," is not composing director Zack Snyder's "Superman" reboot.
After allegedly confessing his involvement with "Superman" to Thompson on Hollywood last week, Zimmer now tells The Hollywood Reporter that there's no truth to the story: "It's like some dirty quote taken out of context. Let's just be absolutely straight here: I have never in my life met Zack Snyder."
"I met Chris Nolan once and he knows Zack Snyder and therefore I'm doing Superman," he continued. "You know that's all it is."
Zimmer's longtime publicist Ronni Chasen was shot and killed in Hollywood in November, and Zimmer said that if Chasen was still alive, rumors of his "Superman" involvement wouldn't have gotten so out of hand.
"Here's the thing: no Ronni. Suddenly all sorts of stuff starts flowing around with no warning," he said. "You know, I can't even remember ever talking about Superman. It's a little bit like 'guilty by association,' isn't it?"
Zimmer cited two specific reasons for why he's not writing the new "Superman" score: his loyalty to Batman, and his lack of interest in succeeding the great John Williams.
"John Williams, the greatest living composer -- full stop. And that happens to be one of his greatest themes," he said. "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."
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