After much debate about whether he’d take a second stab at Batman following his work on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, Hans Zimmer was confirming as scoring the upcoming DC ensemble Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice back in April. However, the composer has now revealed that his contributions will centre on Superman, while his Man of Steel collaborator Junkie XL will handle The Dark Knight:
“You know something? I have agonized over it,” said Zimmer when asked by Spinoff Online if he’ll be taking inspiration from his earlier Batman theme. “I agonized over it, so much so that finally, I went, I don’t want to betray what Christoper Nolan, 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: Fury Road 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.”
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25th, 2016 with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), Holly Hunter (The Piano), Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire), Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.