Hans Zimmer will score Man Of Steel

Man Of Steel has already assembled an impressive on-screen ensemble, but Warner may have made one of its most important appointments on the project to date, by drafting in Hans Zimmer to compose the score.

Having long been one of Hollywood’s most prolific composers, Zimmer has become famous for his regular collaborations with Christopher Nolan, most notably on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight .

For anyone doubting just how evocative and atmospheric Zimmer’s Batman creations have been, it’s worth giving the final full trailer for The Dark Knight Rises another look. Just wait for those goosebumps to start kicking in as his score starts to recall those of the previous two films...

Samples of his latest score for Nolan’s final Bat-film were recently released online , and sure enough, they’re just as epic as those that have gone before. His appointment to Man Of Steel probably shouldn’t come as a surprise given Nolan’s involvement as producer, but its an exciting move nevertheless.

Whether or not Zimmer decides to retain any kind of homage to John Williams’ classic theme remains to be seen, but we’re looking forward to something mean and moody to match the film’s dark new take on the Superman logo. Man Of Steel opens in the UK on 14 June 2013.

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