Hans Zimmer Confirmed to Compose Zack Snyder's Superman Movie MAN OF STEEL
Published: June 21, 2012 - 9:43am
The award winning composer, who has collaborated with Man of Steel producer Christopher Nolan on four previous films, has finally been confirmed as the man behind the music of Warner Bros' upcoming Superman reboot.
Director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel features Henry Cavill in the role of DC Comics' popular hero Superman. The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (The Fighter) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (What's Love Got to Do with It) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Superman's father, Jor-El, will be portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) alongside Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.
What is considered the most well known and liked superhero theme song, composed by John Williams for Richard Donner's 1978 Superman movie, won't have a place in the Man of Steel's next theatrical appearance. After months of speculation it's now been confirmed that Hans Zimmer (Inception, Sherlock Holmes, The Dark Knight) has been tapped to bring a brand new score to Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. The award winning composer most recent work was for director Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, which hits theaters next month.
Man of Steel is being produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.