Hans Zimmer is one of those magnificent composers that any director would like to have working on the score of their film. The thing about Zimmer is that he makes distinct and significant work for each of the projects he is assigned to and its because of his method of work, that you can really tell one of his soundtracks from the others.
So in a move that is sure to get everyone excited, Zimmer has been hired to compose the soundtrack for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. Zimmer is recognized for many soundtracks, but this isn’t the first time he’s composed a score for a superhero film.
Variety doesn’t mention if Zimmer’s score will use John Williams’ original Superman track. But seeing how Zimmer diverted from Danny Elfman’s work on Batman, I am sure the composer will do the same with Man of Steel.
I actually prefer Zimmer try to make it his own, there is too much emphasis on making fanboys and purists happy. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but when you are taking the character into a different direction, or just rebooting him entirely, it’s probably best to make it your own rather than just twist something that is familiar.