Without a doubt, Hans Zimmer is one of the most well known composers working today. Between his run on the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, to his work on such films as GLADIATOR, the man is responsible for bringing us some of the most recognizable themes that aren't from John Williams.
For the past decade-plus, Zimmer has been hard at work with his collaborations with director Christopher Nolan, among many other collaborations. Included are the DARK KNIGHT films. From there, Zimmer went on to create the score for Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL. With BATMAN v SUPERMAN, however, he requested to bring Junkie XL to assist in scoring the non-Superman-related themes. Since Zimmer had already spent many years working on a Batman project, he felt it necessary so that he wouldn't find himself retreading the same material he used in THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY.
Now it seems like Zimmer has taken yet another step back. In an interview with BBC's HARDtalk, Zimmer announced his retirement from superhero films altogether.
"I have officially retired from the superhero business … 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. [BATMAN v SUPERMAN] was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language.”
No doubt, Zimmer will go on to create countless other memorable scores, but for now, it looks like he's calling it quits after being responsible for the themes of two of the most iconic superheroes in history.
Not a bad way to go.
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