Hans Zimmer Retires From Being the Superhero Music Man

By Gary Cutlack on at

Hans Zimmer, the musician to the stars who's responsible for some of the more memorable recent Hollywood blockbuster soundscapes, has said he's had enough of being Mr Blockbuster Action Sequence.

Speaking to the BBC, Zimmer said: "I did Batman Begins with Chris 12 years ago, so the Dark Knight trilogy might be three movies to you, to me it was 11 years of my life. Then I did Superman, then I did this one, and... I have officially retired from the superhero business."

And it sounds like he's as fed up with it all as the critics were, saying of the latest Batman/Superman mashup that: "This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language."

"We still have a few superhero movies left in us," he added though, when asked if this little trend for CG and ever increasing amounts of lycra might soon disappear, saying that these "modern mythological characters" still have some mystery and enchantment attached to them, no matter how hard they're abused by the likes of Zack Snyder. [BBC via Den of Geek]

Image credit: Hans Zimmer from Shutterstock

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