“During a recent interview with the BBC, award-winning composer Hans Zimmer announced his retirement from superhero soundtracks – for good.”
Renown for his work on The Dark Knight Trilogy with Christopher Nolan and his work on Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (and now Batman v Superman), the 58-year-old German composer has had enough.
“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,” he said, explaining that he then worked on Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language,” he said. “I’m sort of… I might as well say it. I have officially retired from the superhero business, because… it’s just me. This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language. I did it in collaboration with a friend of mine, Tom Holkenberg (Junkie XL), who just did the Mad Max movies and we’ve been friends forever. That was very important, to have another voice in here.”
Hans Zimmer will provide the score for three upcoming movies, A Cure for Wellness (September 23, 2016), Inferno (October 28, 2016) and Christopher Nolan’s next movie, the WWII action-thriller Dunkirk (July 21, 2017).