Legendary movie composer Hans Zimmer has over 170 movie credits to his name, including such big titles as The Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. And although he has numerous superhero movie credits to his name as well, he’s decided to call it quits in the superhero movie buisness.
An an interview with BBC HardTalk, Zimmer told the audience that he is retiring from composing music for superhero films.
“I did Batman Begins with Chris [Nolan] 12 years ago, so The Dark Knight Trilogy might be three movies to you, to me it was 11 years of my life. This one was very hard for me to do,” the musician said.
Of course, Zimmer was talking about the newly released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
But it’s not hard to imagine that Zimmer would be burnt out from doing these types of movies; you can only come up with so many superhero tunes before they all start sounding the same. Luckily, he is just done with superhero films and not film composing altogether. In fact, he’s currently working on Inferno (with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones) and Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Dunkirk.
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