It looks like Hans Zimmer is having some fatigue in composing the iconic music for comic book superhero films. Speaking to the BBC, the Academy Award-winning composer stated, “I have officially retired from the superhero business.” Over the years, Hans Zimmer has composed quite a number of comic book superhero films. His work can be heard not just in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but also Man of Steel, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Zimmer stated, “I did Batman Begins with Chris [Nolan] 12 years ago, so The Dark Knight Trilogy might be three movies to you, to me it was 11 years of my life.” Speaking on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he added, “This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language.”
Zimmer says this now, but let’s see if his opinion changes in the future. People in show business saying they are never doing something again tends to change a lot. Harrison Ford had no interest in returning as Han Solo until the opportunity came before him again with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Mark Hamill back in 2011 said he was retiring in the role of The Joker after Batman: Arkham Knight. Yet, here he is now again playing the character in Batman: Arkham Knight and again for Justice League Action. Time tends to make liars of us all.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now in theaters.