Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
Back in 2010, around the time of the Inception DVD release, a rumor spread that legendary composer Hans Zimmer had signed on to score Man of Steel, the Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced Superman reboot for Warner Bros. At the time, Zimmer denied the talk, unequivocally declaring that he was not involved with the project and had never even met Snyder.
Things have apparently changed in the past year and a half. Zimmer is now officially set for Man of Steel, giving us one more reason to look forward to the newest iteration of the classic superhero. More details after the jump.
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Part of the lingering appeal of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight was Hans Zimmer‘s eerie, often ominously quiet score. There has been great anticipation in some corners for Zimmer’s follow-up work in The Dark Knight Rises, and the bits we’ve heard in recent trailers are certainly promising.
Now we’ve got 30-second samples of the fifteen tracks on Zimmer’s score for the new movie. While what we hear in these clips is rarely as creepy as some of the themes in the last film, the music on offer does fit into the world Nolan has created. And there’s even some influence from recent work from other films — it sounds like Zimmer’s been listening to the score for Drive. (See ‘Underground Army.’)
It’s worth noting that some might consider the titles of these score sample tracks to be spoilerish, so keep that in mind before clicking through. Read More »
Now that we’ve (mostly) moved on from Banegate, Christopher Nolan and his team have gone back to what’s really important – finishing one of the most anticipated films in history. The director is hard at work completing The Dark Knight Rises and, at this point of post-production, one of the most important people becomes the composer. That’s Hans Zimmer, who has spoken in the past about his radical choices for the July 20 release. He expanded on those comments, and talked about Nolan’s reasons for secrecy, in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. Read some of his thoughts after the jump. Read More »
As we all patiently wait for July and The Dark Knight Rises, odds are many of us will dust off that Blu-ray of The Dark Knight and give it a spin. Or seven. Christopher Nolan‘s second Batman film is so dense, there are new things to discover on each and every viewing. One example could be the intricacies of the score by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. Where did they get all that wonderful noise? One /Film reader thinks he found out.
After the jump, watch a video that believes to have found a hidden inspiration for Zimmer and Newton Howard’s score to The Dark Knight. Read More »
Why is Stellen Skarsgard unsatisfied with The Avengers? Want to see Brett Ratner dressed up as Wolverine? What does Hans Zimmer have to say about his Catwoman theme in The Dark Knight Rises? Does James Mardsen want to play Cyclops again? Which prop from The Avengers is Tom Hiddleston‘s favorite? Would you like to see some new photos from The Amazing Spider-Man? What is the name of Stan Lee‘s new comic character? How much would you spend on a Bane mask from The Dark Knight Rises and what does a baby doll look like dressed as The Joker from The Dark Knight? Read about all of this and much more in the biggest Superhero Bits to date. .
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Tonight I was invited to the IMAX Theatre at Universal Citywalk to get an early look at Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises prologue, which will be attached to huge screen IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol on December 16th 2011 (participating theaters list). I don’t want to reveal any spoilers, so my report will be pretty spoiler free — purely a reaction.
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Where and when can you see The Avengers battle the X-Men? Is the Smallville story going to continue now that the TV show is over? Want to read a detailed description of the new trailer for The Avengers? How can you get a $5 gift certificate to your local comic book shop? Will Hans Zimmer be scoring Man of Steel? And what spoiler about her character did Avengers star Cobie Smulders reveal? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Here’s a new level of audience participation: composer Hans Zimmer is inviting anyone to contribute their voice to the score of The Dark Knight Rises. “I’m shining the bat-signal up into the sky to call you all,” is a quote attributed to Zimmer. (But probably written by marketing.)
The idea is that you can record a chant, which will possibly be incorporated into the score, likely in one of the ‘fire rises’ style chants that have been teased already. More details after the break. Read More »