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Hans Zimmer announces his retirement from superhero movie scoring

March 30th, 2016 by Marc Comments


While Batman V Superman is dividing audiences and critics (yes, some of them liked it), one thing that seems to be well received is Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL’s score.

Sadly, after also scoring The Dark Knight Trilogy, Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, Zimmer has said he’s doing scoring superhero gigs.

Chatting to BBC HARDtalk, Zimmer spoke about Batman V Superman and said it was his last gig of that type: “This one was very hard for me to do, to try and find new language.”

“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, “[but] I have officially retired from the superhero business.”

Zimmer has had a fantastic career with other classics like The Lion King and Inception under his belt, so we’re sorry to hear he’ll not be scoring Justice League or any future movies in the DC or Marvel universes.

However, we hope this is far from him retiring altogether – we know that for now he is working on Inferno and Christopher Nolan;s upcoming Dunkirk.

Let us know your thoughts…

Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….