by Brett White
Hans Zimmer’s name has become as synonymous with DC Comics as it has with director Christopher Nolan. The composer’s compelling work can be heard in all three of Nolan’s Bat-films, and he extended his reach a bit this year with “Man of Steel,” providing an anthemic theme featured in the film’s trailers that pretty much turned the film’s good word of mouth up to eleven. Now Zimmer’s weighed in on Ben Affleck’s controversial casting as Batman in the upcoming Superman/Batman film.
“I actually think it’s a really good choice, because number one—he’s a great filmmaker,” Zimmer told Red Carpet News. “He’s smart. He wouldn’t have taken it if he had set himself up for a fall. And, you know, he’s a bit older these days and that’s what we need, and he’s got a good chin.”
The composer even opened up about the odds of him returning to score this franchise mash-up.
“This is really complicated for me,” revealed Zimmer. “We all went, ’Okay, we’re done with Batman’ and now it’s sort of getting smuggled back in. I have to have a think about that one. I might give you a new Batman if I do it.”
A new Bat-theme would make sense, especially if this iteration of the caped crusader is actually different from the one Christian Bale played in three films. Of course the tone of Zimmer’s score would depend on which version of Batman Batfleck will end up being. Gotta say, I wouldn’t mind hearing a Zimmer score for a 1966-style campy Batman.
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