Following extensive and memorable work on all three of Chris Nolan’s Batman films, Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” and even “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” composer Hans Zimmer has announced to the BBC that he is retiring from doing music for superhero movies.
Speaking with The BBC, Zimmer says: “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.”
Zimmer was initially reluctant to return for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” though ultimately did as he collaborated with Junkie XL on the music. Still, it seems that it was the film that led to his decision that he’d had enough: “This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language.”
That’s not stopping Zimmer from composing for films, far from it. Right now Zimmer is finishing up the scores for Ron Howard’s “Inferno” and getting to work on Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure for Wellness” and will follow that with Chris Nolan’s “Dunkirk”.