HOLY REPETITION BATMAN! Did you guys watch The Dark Knight trilogy and think to yourselves “huh, this score is so darn good. I hope they get this guy to do ALL batman movies from now until forever?” Well then it’s probably your fault that WB went ahead and locked the composer down to score the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman.
Now, I’m all for the genius that is Hans Zimmer. But when we get a new story involving Batman we really should be getting something completely new. Here is my biggest gripe with this movie: WB has a good working relationship with David S. Goyer, who is back working on the story. With Zimmer back on board those are two big elements from TDK trilogy inserted into this new DC cinematic universe. I don’t like this because it stamps out any chance for fresh, new ideas to come about in organic ways. It feels like WB is saying no one else is capable of handling a superhero franchise of this magnitude.
Goyer and Zimmer both brought a ton to the table for WB with TDK, and they’re obvious choices to help usher in the new stages of the DC universe. I sincerely hope we the audience aren’t forced to see our favorite characters in the same light we’ve seen before. I’m cautiously optimistic for this movie. I really do want it to succeed. I just need something fresh added to the superhero genre before I go crazy and kill myself.
Here’s a photo depicting how WB convinced Zimmer to come back again for the MOS sequel.