Man of Steel has begun screening for press across the globe and, with it, spoilers and speculation regarding the continuation of the DC Universe abound. If you are as excited as we are for Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot, opening June 14, this is probably an article to bookmark and refer back to after you’ve seen it. But if you are simply dying to know how this movie sets a foundation for a possible DC Cinematic Universe, read on. We’ll tread lightly on spoilers and warn you at every turn.
The rumor circulating over the past few months is Snyder himself is in contention to helm a potential Justice League movie. However, in a brand new interview, he suggested that wouldn’t be right without some more Superman in between. He also flat out revealed one of the film’s major easter eggs, which may or may not be related. Read his quotes, along with a little context below. Read More »
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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. Read More »
Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for Hans Zimmer‘s Man of Steel score, but they won’t make you order it blind. They have samples of all 18 tracks on the soundtrack, which will be released on June 11, three days before Zack Snyder‘s film hits theaters. You already heard a bit of the score in that epic new trailer but, below, you can hear a bunch more. Read More »
For Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, composer Hans Zimmer an unenviable task. Unlike in 2006′s Superman Returns where composer John Ottman was able to use John Williams‘ iconic 1978 Superman theme, Snyder preferred to distance his film from all of the previous Superman films. That meant Zimmer was tasked with writing music that would work to inspire in the context of the new film, but also wouldn’t be totally overshadowed by Williams.
Like I said, unenviable.
The Oscar-winning composer behind Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight spoke to CNN about this new score. He explained he was inspired by middle America, that Christopher Nolan provided some input, and that the score features an A-List drum line of celebrities. Read about that and more below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
The full-length trailer for Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger released this week promised plenty of good stuff from the film: sweeping Western vistas, death-defying stunts, massive explosions, a banged-up Armie Hammer, and a weirdo Johnny Depp. One thing we won’t be getting, however, is a score from Jack White.
The former White Stripes frontman signed on this spring for what would have been his first full movie score, but has since exited the project. Stepping into White’s place now is Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. More details after the jump.
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Music links the four pieces of news found after the jump in this article. There you’ll read about:
- Philip Glass will contribute music to Park Chan-wook’s Stoker.
- James Newton Howard is doing the scores for Maleficent and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
- Hans Zimmer‘s Inception score is remixed to show the scope of the universe.
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Chances are we’re all pretty familiar with the The Dark Knight Rises from the outside view. Now it’s time to pop the hood. Much as rumors cropped up before production, spy photos poured out during production, speculation raged approaching release and debate stirred at release, behind the scenes tidbits are now coming online at a great rate. Many of them just stealthy sneak into Superhero Bits (like a huge gallery of images earlier today) but we’ve grabbed a few of the better ones and put them all right here.
After the jump you can find out about the following:
- The Soundworks Collection has posted a video discussing the sound design and score of the film.
- A video proves that Bane‘s voice was changed from the initial release of the prologue up to the final release.
- Check out some early concept images of Bane‘s look and design.
- An old, but worthwhile, video showing Heath Ledger‘s possible inspiration for The Joker.
- See what Bane looked like without his mask.
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