One of the top two composers arguably in film history has hung up the cape for superhero movies as it seems right now. While talking with BBC HardTalk, Zimmer – composer of The Amazing Spider-man 2, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman – stated that he is retiring from the “superhero business” and will not be scoring films for superheroes any longer.
Before we jump on the man for saying he is done with composing music for one genre of film, how about we sit back and realize that Hans Zimmer can do whatever the heck he wants. If you were to put two dozen of your favorite films in a hat and pulled one out, chances are Zimmer made the score. The man works constantly in Hollywood without any breaks and has been recruited to some of the biggest scores out there and for Batman v Superman he had to create different scores for nearly every main character!
With that in mind, Zimmer is a creator and to put creative minds in a confined space, in this case a movie genre, you are not able to see their full potential shimmer. In his interview, Zimmer was heartfelt and sincere like he always been in his career writing music for films and that is to be admired. While it spells a new dilemma for DC films and their music because Zimmer was reported to be scoring all the Justice League characters, but with his good friend Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL being a name people are becoming familiar with, it’s fair to pass the reigns to someone of that caliber, but let’s be fair, Junkie XL did Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, and worked directly with Zimmer for Batman v Superman.
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