Hans Zimmer hasn’t officially been hired to score Zack Snyder’s much anticipated Batman vs. Superman film, but all indications are pointing to that becoming a reality at some point in the near future. With Zimmer pretty much in the bag as composer, seeing as he’s been the thumping boom behind all of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films as well as Man of Steel, the next question is what will the new Batman score sound like?
Out friends over at Unleash The Fanboy pointed us towards Zimmer’s own words on the matter, in which he says he wants to create an entirely new sound for the score.
This is really complicated for me. 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.
Note that the key phrase in Zimmer’s quote is “if I do it”, which reinforces the notion that he has yet to be hired for the gig. It’s also worth again pointing out that this is a Superman sequel more than it is a new Batman film, which means the emphasis is going to be on Superman even though Batman is now fully present in this world.
That being said, Batman will need a new theme and Zimmer is wise to shy away from the iconic percussion sounds he produced that gave Nolan’s Batman his edge. It’s been stated numerous times that Snyder’s Batman and Nolan’s Batman are worlds apart, so despite the same composer backing them up, expect them to sound nothing alike.
[H/T: Unleash The Fanboys]