More From Hans Zimmer On Scoring THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; Still Unsure About MAN OF STEEL

More From Hans Zimmer On Scoring THE DARK KNIGHT RISES; Still Unsure About MAN OF STEEL

Composer Hans Zimmer shares more info on scoring the Christopher Nolan-directed third chapter The Dark Knight Rises, what is the problem when working on sequels, and mentions that he is not confirmed for Man of Steel...

During press rounds for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, film composer Hans Zimmer shared some more info about scoring The Dark Knight Rises, a third film in Christopher Nolan's Batman saga. He talked about what is the problem when working on sequels and letting fans be a part of the film's music (chant). Check it out below:

"I think that the problem with working on sequels is how to keep them fresh for yourself, and both with ‘Sherlock’ and with ‘Dark Knight’ so far I’ve been able to manage to do that. We’ve created this world on 'Dark Knight,' and we’re sticking pretty autonomously to this world, but at the same time, our fans and the audience are inhabiting this world. And if you can actually pull them in and let them be part of this adventure, which is really what I’ve been trying to do. You, it’s really just a small facet of the whole thing, but we are trying to think out of the box."

As for Zack Snyder-directed Superman reboot, Man of Steel, he said:

"Man of Steel is in direct conflict with something else, and I haven’t worked it out yet. That rumor keeps floating around, [but] I’m not engaging that one at the moment."

For more, just click here. So, if Zimmer ends up not doing the score for Man of Steel, who else would you like to see as a composer?

The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theatres on July 20, 2012, while Man of Steel is set for June 14, 2013 release!

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soberchimera - 12/6/2011, 6:22 AM
Do Man of Steel pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Neek2086 - 12/6/2011, 6:27 AM
John Williams.... Who else??
Tevii - 12/6/2011, 6:31 AM
@neek2086 - I love John Williams, but since they need to break away from the Christopher Reeve Superman altogether, they do need a fresh musical take.
PaulRom - 12/6/2011, 6:49 AM
Michael Giacchino should compose Man Of Steel. Zimmer would be good, but he's doing every other movie at the moment.
Steve Jablonsky would be good too.
Dev7 - 12/6/2011, 8:02 AM
@teabag, What movie is that from?
Markus316 - 12/6/2011, 8:26 AM
John Williams has to come back and do Man of Steel. Every movie he scores for 95% of the time is a Blockbuster Hit.
DayOldDaddy - 12/6/2011, 8:28 AM
If the rough cut "pleases" Hans, then he'll consider taking on reinventing the Williams score. Otherwise he'll just pass. Which honestly will be quite telling as to whether the film is going to be any good or not.....stay tuned PEOPLE
KNIGHT3000 - 12/6/2011, 8:43 AM
John Williams for MAN OF STEEL, duh!

If Zimmer is to do the MAN OF STEEL, I hope he does what John Ottman did, and just put his own spin on the existing SUPERMAN theme by Williams.

Other wise they should get Ennio Morricone to do his spin on existing Williams SUPERMAN theme.
Neek2086 - 12/6/2011, 8:47 AM
@theGODDAMNSUPERGUY Yeah I didn't really care for the movie like that but the score was right on time in superman returns.... I would be very happy with John Ottman scoring the man of steel.
shadearts - 12/6/2011, 9:16 AM
hey theme to the Superman animated series and justice league was bad who did those. LOL
Shaman - 12/6/2011, 10:27 AM
I'd LOVE for John Williams to come back and make a completely different score to Man Of Steel. No one can surpass John Williams better than himself ;)
Unionjack - 12/6/2011, 10:44 AM
@newmutants - i'm with you buddy, i love the john williams Superman theme, but this needs to be different, or it will always be compared to the old movies!!!
Alvahnomicron - 12/6/2011, 11:26 AM
Giacchino for the win. Howard Shore for the silver. Mark Rosenthal for the bronze (he did the score for Star trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)...
Alvahnomicron - 12/6/2011, 11:27 AM
Tell Steve Jablonski and Linkin Park to stay the F away from this movie.
Timerider84 - 12/6/2011, 11:34 AM
I think it should be different, BUT have a small nod to the classic Williams theme. I would make it part of the new theme, but not being used 100% of the time. 80% new, 20% Williams theme.

Or just use it for the ending or something. It will interesting to see what they do to it.
AC1 - 12/6/2011, 1:09 PM
If not Hans, then Steve Jablonsky. He was the only good thing about the Transformers films. Well, that and some of the voice actors... and obviously the effects...
AC1 - 12/6/2011, 1:12 PM
Tyler Bates was also great with Watchmen and he's a frequent collaborator of Zach Snyder. Tyler Bates co-scoring with Hans or Steve would be great for Man of Steel!
Coachella - 12/6/2011, 2:03 PM
I agree no to John Williams. This film needs a complete fresh start.
antonio - 12/6/2011, 4:20 PM
Who doesn't love John Williams work? Anyways, if i had to choose someone else, i would probably any of these names:
Thomas Newman
Michael Giacchino
Steve Jablonsky
John Debney
Howard Shore
John Murphy
Clint Mansell
James Newton Howard
Phillip Glass.

Anyone but that plagerist Tyler Bates.
SansComic - 12/6/2011, 8:11 PM
Danny Elfman!

Just kidding.

I'll go with Philip Glass. He did do a reworking of Bowie and Eno's Heroes, after all.
clogan - 12/7/2011, 6:12 AM
Hans Zimmer is an incompetent d*ckhead, i have to say. He uses his team members to score for the films, rather than spending his own time and effort on the piece.

He's a piece of shit, and no I'm not trolling anyone.
KNIGHT3000 - 12/7/2011, 12:26 PM


Why can't anybody understand what you just said? They actually tried a James Bond Movie without the theme once, NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN, it was HORRIBLE, to be fair, that's not why it sucked. But it didn't help.

We have had attempts at new Super-Themes before, but as good as they were, none of them lived up to the Williams track. I'll never forget when they 1st used William's theme in season 3 of SMALLVILLE. Instantly I was sold. There is just no replacing it, you can even hear the name "SUPERMAN" in the theme. Just update it, because if you make something new, and it doesn't work, it won't be pretty.

What I think they should do is use original, or updated version, but save it for the most EPIC scene, or for the credits. Like GOLDENEYE. 1 element that made GOLDENEYE the best, if not 1 of the best, Bond films, is they saved Bond theme for a climactic action scene(When he stole the Tank and tore that city apart), and didn't constantly rinse it throughout entire film.

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