Which countries opted to not call Captain America: The First Avenger by its full name? Want to see some set construction photos from Man of Steel? Who is influencing Hans Zimmer as he writes the score for The Dark Knight Rises? Does four minutes of Batman Live sound cool? And did the guy above win Fourth of July? Read about all of that and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Above you’ll find a high-res version of the latest banner poster for Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern, which was released today via MTV and features the whole of the Green Lantern Corps looking united and badass and more than a little stoic. It joins the release of a great new one-sheet for the film, which you can check out after the break, along with a bunch of other comic book movie tidbits and updates. Read More »
Walt Disney Pictures have announced today that the soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will feature a first time collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Gladiator, The Thin Red Line) and acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. Simmer worked on the last two installments of the Pirates trilogy. Read the full press release after the jump.
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Though we have yet to hear anything major from director Christopher Nolan, and probably won’t for some time, members of his crew have been spewing cautious quotes about what’s going on with The Dark Knight Rises. Nolan’s director of photography, Wally Pfister, has been quoted as calling the script “phenomenal” and now, composer Hans Zimmer spoke to MTV News and opened up – a little bit – about what he’s planning for the musical accompaniment to the film. Read his quotes and more after the jump. Read More »
Re-teaming director Gore Verbinski with Johnny Depp in the wild world of animation has most of us incredibly curious about Rango, which opens March 4. The film is about a chameleon who fancies himself a hero in a wild-west town that is not hero friendly. To give the film an authentic southwestern feel, Verbinski, along with composer Hans Zimmer, searched high and low for just the right sound. Enter Los Lobos, the Grammy-award winning band best known for their smash hit cover of ‘La Bamba,’ recorded for the movie of the same name. They came in and recorded a ton of music for the film including the theme song called Rango. Hear that and read more about the collaboration after the break. Read More »
Five days. That’s how long we all believed legendary composer Hans Zimmer would be scoring Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot. It was an odd piece of news considering Snyder hasn’t started working on the film full time yet, but we all just assumed the sooner a composer is brought on board, the more collaborative he could be. Plus, with an upcoming schedule that includes Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sherlock Holmes 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2, anyone wanting to work with Zimmer would have to sign him up early. Much like Christopher Nolan has, or will, for The Dark Knight Rises.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Zimmer about this rumor and, shock of shocks, he denied the whole thing. Not only is he not scoring Superman, he’s never met Zack Snyder, would never think of tinkering with what he considers to be “one of John Williams’ greatest themes” and “his heart belongs to Batman.” Read all of Zimmer’s quotes after the jump. Read More »
UPDATE: This may have come too soon — re-reading the source story there’s the line saying that Hans Zimmer is scoring “Nolan’s new Superman chapter.” So there could be an error there that should have that reading Batman rather than Superman, in which case this is a moot point. More very shortly. Original article follows.
Last night’s Inception party has been the source of a few good tidbits. There’s the quote from Christopher Nolan about being able to close out his Batman trilogy with no interference from the studio, and the reports from his producer and wife Emma Thomas that Superman has been fully handed off to director Zack Snyder. (That latter point not really being in doubt, but confirmation is always good.)
And now Hans Zimmer says that he’ll be writing the score to Superman — something he’s recently discussed as a possibility — among many other projects he has on deck for 2011. Quotes and more info after the break. Read More »
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What the hell is an augmented sound project? Good question. The company Reality Jockey created an iPhone app called RjDJ which, according to WiredUK, “detects ambient sounds, rips out samples or mutates them into harmonies, then intelligently mashes them up with what’s playing.” And now, also according to WiredUK, the company is working with Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer to create a new project based on the score to Inception. Read More »