Composer Hans Zimmer has a major element in the success of some of DC’s biggest box office hits of recent years (plus one flirtation with Marvel for The Amazing Spider-Man 2) but it looks like superheroes won’t be able to call on his services in the future.
Zimmer has told the BBC that he is retiring from doing superhero movies after struggling to find a way do something new with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, on which he worked alongside Mad Max Fury Road’s Junkie XL on the score,
“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,” says Zimmer.
Zimmer also worked on Man Of Steel and was initially reluctant to return for Batman v Superman.
“This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language,” says Zimmer.
Zimmer is currently signed up to work on Ron Howard’s Inferno and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.