Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Since before Zack Snyder‘s new Superman film, Man of Steel, even went into production, we’ve wondered how the score might turn out. John Williams’ score for Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman: The Movie has become heralded as one of the more iconic film scores of the past few decades, with Williams’ main theme practically defining Superman on screen.
While the score for Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns leaned heavily on the Williams score, Hans Zimmer said that his Man of Steel music would go in a different direction. We’ve heard teasers of the score in trailers and TV spots for the movie, and now we’ve got the full version of the track from the most recent trailer. It’s a big, majestic piece of music, and hearing it free of dialogue, voice-over and sound effects is quite nice.
The track title being thrown around for this sample is ‘An Ideal Hope,’ but that track isn’t actually listed on the Amazon tracklist for the film’s score. This is an official release from Water Tower Music, the WB label that will release the score, and will probably be on that score in different form. For now we’ll tentatively apply that ‘An Ideal Hope’ to this edit of the trailer music, and see what the full score holds when we get to hear it all in a couple weeks.
Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th, and the score will be released on June 11th in regular and deluxe versions. (The deluxe has a half-dozen extra tracks.)