This one’s for my fellow movie music aficionados. How pumped are we about the news that Hans Zimmer will officially be scoring “Man of Steel?” So super pumped (Pun totally intended). In all honesty, I wasn’t at all surprised by the news. Given the great success that has come from Zimmer’s recent work with “Man of Steel” producer Christopher Nolan, it seemed a foregone conclusion, despite the fact that the two made news in 2010 when they claimed Zimmer would not be scoring the film.
So why deny the news then and announce it now? Given the fact that the two have been working together on “The Dark Knight Rises,” the Superman subject had to have come up. I think they worked things out a long time ago and waited to announce it now because they don’t need any more buzz for TDKR and “Man of Steel” could use the publicity boost.
Anyway! Who cares about those gory details when we can start obsessing about how Zimmer will interpret or incorporate John Williams’ unforgettable “Superman” score into “Man of Steel”? Because he totally will. I’m hoping he folds a few key pieces of Williams’ theme into the finished product, a la what Alexandre Desplat did with the hints of Williams in his score for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
Let’s not forget that Zimmer’s credentials make him the perfect person for the job. His resume could be the syllabus for “Scoring Blockbusters: 101,” particularly for the way in which he is able to create memorable, inventive and unique music via creative manipulation and incorporating lesser-known instruments. A few of my favorite Zimmer scores: “Crimson Tide,” “The Lion King,” “Gladiator,” “Inception,” and “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” I'm sure his "Dark Knight Rises" score will be right up there as well, but I'm waiting to listen to it in full when I see the film.
Are you as excited as I am for Zimmer to soar with the "Man of Steel" score? Speak out in the comments below or on Twitter!