Hans Zimmer Talks ‘Batman Vs Superman’ & Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’
During a recent chat with the Huffington Post for ‘Rush,’ Hans Zimmer commented about both Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ and the upcoming ‘Batman Vs. Superman/’Man of Steel’ sequel. Asked what’s next on his slate, the Oscar-winning replied, “I’ve just started on “Interstellar,” Christopher Nolan’s movie, in bits and pieces. I started it in January, but now I really have to go and pay attention. Then I have another little something coming up, but they don’t want me to talk about it yet. Then, you know, comes that pesky question. I thought I was done with Batman. I have to think about that. I have to think about how that fits into what I want to do next.”
The outlet then asked if he has open invitation from Warner Bros. to return for the 2015 ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, “It’s not really like that. I think it’s really important for everybody to always take a deep breath and have a think about it. “Do we really want to embark on this journey?” Because the question really is: Do I have anything new to say? Is there anything I could add that I haven’t done already? When we did “Batman Begins,” we saw that as an autonomous movie. We never knew we were going to do two and three. Everybody thinks, “Oh, of course you did!” If you think about it, though, we never knew. Like, in “Lord of the Rings,” everyone knew that the little guy was going to throw the ring in the volcano. We never had that. At the same time, of course, my mandate was treat each one as an autonomous movie, but you can’t shift stylistically quite that much. The fun thing is if you can shift stylistically, that’s what you want to do. For better or for worse, you want to reinvent yourself every time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.”
Warner Bros. Pictures recently ended weeks of speculation by announcing that Ben Affleck has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder’s still untitled ‘Batman/Superman’ sequel to this past summer’s ‘Man of Steel.’ Affleck and Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project – bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in ‘Man of Steel.’ The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17th, 2015.
Zack Snyder re-imagined the origin of Clark Kent/Superman in the worldwide blockbuster ‘Man of Steel,’ which has earned more than $650 million worldwide to date, and climbing. The director will now create an original vision of Batman and his world for the film that brings the two DC Comics icons together. Ben Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The film will also reunite ‘Man of Steel’ stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
Ben Affleck recently starred in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture ‘Argo,’ which he also directed and produced, earning acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance in the film, as well as a number of directing honors. The new film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers. Production will begin in the first quarter of 2014.
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