It’s been a good run, but composer Hans Zimmer has announced his retirement from the “superhero business.” WB’s Batman v Superman will be the last comic book movie for Zimmer.
“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 said to BBC HARDtalk. “[Batman v Superman] was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language.”
Zimmer has worked on more than a hundred and fifty films, including Rain Man, The Prince of Egypt, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and multiple Christopher Nolan films like Inception and Interstellar. And Zimmer didn’t only compose for DCCU films; he scored the second of the Amazing Spider-Man movies.
While we’re glad Zimmer isn’t retiring from the composing game all together, his work on superhero films will be missed. His choices and arrangements set the tone for an entirely new era of the DCCU, hitting a peak with The Dark Knight and running all the way through Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Hopefully whoever takes up the baton after him will give audiences the same feeling of grandiose wonder.