Listen to a track from Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL's Batman v Superman score

Hans Zimmer is no stranger to superhero blockbuster fare; indeed, the prolific composer is perhaps most famous for scoring Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, and having developed his own Batman theme over three movies, it makes perfect sense that he collaborated with former protégé and Mad Max: Fury Road composer Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While Zimmer focused on evolving his Superman themes from Man of Steel, Junkie XL was tasked with creating new music for Batman. We can hear the first fruits of their labour in the 90 second preview below...

The 90 second clip - taken from "Their War Here", the second track on the score - is powerful and energetic, but it doesn't sound too dissimilar from Zimmer's work in Man of Steel. That's perfectly fine at this stage; the music fans will be most interested to hear is Junkie XL's new theme for Ben Affleck's Batman, and Warner Bros. would do well to keep that under wraps for at least a little while longer.

In addition to the track preview, Warner Bros. have also seen fit to release the full tracklist for the Batman v Superman score which will be available digitally, on CD, 2-disc deluxe CD, and on Limited Edition 3-disc deluxe vinyl on March 18, one week before the film is released in cinemas. Thankfully, the track names aren't too spoilery, but you might want to skip it if you're intent on going into the film as fresh as possible.

Beautiful Lie

Their War Here

The Red Capes Are Coming

Day Of The Dead

Must There Be A Superman?

New Rules

Do You Bleed?

Problems Up Here

Black and Blue


Is She With You?

This Is My World

Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite)

Blood Of My Blood (Bonus Track)**

Vigilante (Bonus Track)**

May I Help You, Mr. Wayne? (Bonus Track)**

They Were Hunters (Bonus Track)**

Fight Night (Bonus Track)**

** On deluxe vinyl versions only

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive in UK and US cinemas on March 25, 2016.

Images: Warner Bros

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.