Composer Hans Zimmer has officially announced his retirement from scoring superhero films.
Zimmer most recently collaborated with Junkie XL for the Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice soundtrack. His retirement from the genre was made known during an episode of BBC HARDtalk.
“I did ‘Batman Begins’ with Chris [Nolan] 12 years ago. So the Dark Knight trilogy might be 3 movies to you, to me, it was 12 years of my life. Then I did ‘Superman,’ then I did this one.”
He went on to explain that dedicating so much time on these films were part of the reason that it was so difficult for him to bring fresh material to the table. So he’s decided to entirely stop working on the genre.
“I have officially retired from the superhero business. This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language.”
He did state that his own personal inspiration doesn’t impact his thoughts on the superhero genre in general.
“I think we still have a few superhero movies left in us. [You can] look at these as our modern mythological characters, […] some sort of weird extension of our Greek myths.”
If you have yet to discover his work on Batman v Superman, chances are you’ve probably heard some of his other works. He previously scored such films as, Interstellar, Man Of Steel, 12 Years A Slave, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Inception, and even the Kung-Fu Panda Trilogy! Talk about range… His work is extremely enjoyable, and I am deeply saddened by this news. Below is one of my favorites… Flight, from Man Of Steel.
Hans, we will miss you. But we also can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and your work.
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