Having worked on both Chris Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy and Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” composer Hans Zimmer is understandably returning for Snyder’s upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which brings together Henry Cavill’s Superman with a new take on Batman played by Ben Affleck.
With various films and shows involving multiple heroes and villains, one trick often used is to give each of the characters an individual theme to help differentiate them. Speaking at the Oscars on Sunday, Zimmer was asked by MTV if that was the plan:
“I’m trying, I’ll put it that way. We’re in early days. But yes, of course, ideally that’s what you want to do…I’ve got a couple of ideas.”
Zimmer admits proper work has not yet begun on the film’s score, which he is collaborating with Junkie XL on. He was, however, asked whether he’ll score any of the other DC movies also in the works like “Suicide Squad” or the standalone “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman” movies:
“Look, the studio is going to hedge its bet, if I ruin this one…. And at the same time you have to remember I come from ten years of doing Batman, so it’s really important to me not to betray the work we did with Chris.”
Zimmer wasn’t the only member of the DC Cinematic Universe making the rounds at the Oscars on Sunday. Actress Margot Robbie, who plays The Joker’s love interest Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” film, spoke with MTV and revealed that she and actor Jared Leto, who plays The Joker in the film: “haven’t seen each other since we got the [Suicide Squad] roles, so hopefully he’s happy about it”.
She also spoke with AZ Central who asked her about how the multi-picture deal that comes with taking on such a role:
“Yeah, that’s daunting. You don’t need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away. … But with her, it’s a character I don’t think would ever get boring. Ever. So if they did Suicide Squad One, Two and Three, I would be over the moon about it.”
Leto himself meanwhile confirmed to ET Online that the long hair he sported at the Oscars this year is about to get chopped off for “Suicide Squad,” and the actor has previously indicated he’s gaining weight for the role ahead of the film’s shoot in April.