It’s pretty clear here that I’m addicted to the movie scores of Hans Zimmer. Not a day goes by where Kervyn doesn’t enable my addiction, popping up and offering me a quick hit of Dark Knight and Lion King, before skulking back into the shadows. While Man Of Steel may not have been a perfect Superman movie, it did have one rocking soundtrack. And for the sequel that sees Superman team up with Batman, Zimmer is going to do some teaming up of his own with fellow muso Junkie XL.
One of the big hurdles for Zimmer has been finding a unique new sound for the Man Of Steel score, as he wanted to approach the new Batman without repeating his work on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The solution? Recruiting Junkie XL to help him out with those caped crusader soundtracks, as he explained to CBR:
You know something? I have agonized over it. I agonized over it, so much so that finally, I went, I don’t want to betray what Chris, James Newton Howard and I did. And so I asked Zack [Snyder] if it would be OK if I called a friend in. And I’m going to be working with Junkie XL, who really is a great friend. He just finished the Mad Max score. I said to him, “You take care of Batman. I’ll do the other guy.” And Zack loved that idea. It’s a way out.
Which is an idea that I can quite easily get behind. After all, some unified creativity led to tracks such as these between the two, from the Man Of Steel deluxe edition soundtrack:
And yes, I’ll most likely be getting my fix on with those tracks in 2016, if I haven’t burnt out my ear canals by then with repeated sessions of other Zimmer scores.
Last Updated: November 4, 2014