Hans Zimmer Scores Man Of Steel Gig

He'll write the music

Man Of Steel? Brraaaaaaahhhhm of steel more like. Ahem. No, we don’t necessarily expect Hans Zimmer to bring the sort of sounds he helped to create for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception and the upcoming Dark Knight Rises to a new franchise, but given that recent run of success it’s not that surprising to see that the composer will work on the new Superman film, Man Of Steel, for Zack Snyder.

Given the presence of Bat-father Christopher Nolan as part of the team overseeing Man Of Steel, Zimmer was a likely choice even given that Snyder regularly works with Tyler Bates, who scored Dawn Of The Dead, 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch for the director.

Zimmer has quite a legacy to live up to, since he’ll effectively be trying to give the new Supes a theme as iconic and memorable as John Williams’ chords for the 1978 film.

Man Of Steel finds Henry Cavill taking over the red and blue suit, with Michael Shannon as the nasty General Zod, and Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni and Antje Traue also among the cast.

We’re hoping to see the first footage from the movie at this year’s Comic-Con, and the film itself will be out on June 14 next year.