Just last week, we brought you a 30 second preview of each of the fifteen tracks from composer Hans Zimmer‘s epic score for director Christopher Nolan‘s forthcoming, final installment of his Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.
Now, Variety reports that Zimmer will be stepping into the gigantic shadow of composer John Williams, by bringing his talents and trademark “BRAAAAHM!” to the score for director Zack Snyder‘s hotly anticipated Superman reboot, Man of Steel.
While producer Christopher Nolan has insisted that Man of Steel is Snyder’s movie. and he was playing a very hands-off role in the production of the film, it seems a bit odd that Snyder would opt for Nolan’s long-time composer, rather than opting for Tyler Bates, who has scored Snyder’s previous films.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as The Daily Planet’s editor-in-chief, Perry White, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent. Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod, Antje Traue as Zod’s evil partner, Faora, Julia Ormond as Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, and Russell Crowe as Superman’s father, Jor-El.
Man of Steel is slated to hit theaters on June 14th, 2013.