Last year around this time saw Hans Zimmer announce he was done doing comic book movies following Batman vs. Superman.
While Zimmer stated he retired, now a year later the composer has changed his tune as Zimmer revealed it was a call from director Ron Howard that made him come out of super hero retirement.
“Ron Howard actually said something very smart to me. He said, ‘Don’t say you will never do a superhero movie again, wait for somebody to turn up with an amazing script for a superhero movie.’ And I suppose that’s what I’m saying: Can I please have the amazing script?” Zimmer told Inverse (via Playlist).
Hans Zimmer also went on to discuss why he didn’t do the music for Ben Affleck’s Batman in Batman vs. Superman, which saw composer Junkie XL step in to help out.
“It just did my brain in to have written Christian Bale as Batman, and suddenly it’s Ben Affleck. And it felt like I was betraying everything Christian had done. So there’s a certain amount of loyalty attached to those movies, as well,” Zimmer explained.
Zimmer notes he did try to come up with something for the new Batman, but what may come off as sounding a bit controversial, Zimmer says he just didn’t feel Ben Affleck’s Batman the way he did Christian Bale’s version.
“I spent months trying to come up with something for Ben. The Batman that I know and the one I learned is the one that Christian did, and Ben plays it differently. And I can’t quite shake that off. For me, the Christian Bale character was always completely unresolved. It was always about that moment at the beginning of the first movie, where he sees his parents getting killed. It was basically arrested development,” Zimmer said. “The Ben character is more middle-aged, he seems to be grumpy as hell but I didn’t feel the pain that I felt in Christian’s performance. And it was that pain that made be interested.”