Hans Zimmer has always been considered as a shoe-in for Batman vs. Superman, having done the scores for the Nolan’s Batman trilogy and doing an equally impressive job on Man of Steel. However, the veteran composer is having doubts on whether he’ll be returning for the sequel, Batman Vs. Superman, due to the addition of Batman to the mix:
“It’s creating a bit of a problem in my head right now,” says the composer. “Quite honestly, I’ve gotta sit down with Zack [Snyder] and have a chat with him about what he’s trying to do because what I don’t want to do is go back to that well.
“It’s a different Batman; Christian Bale and what I did with Chris [Nolan], that needs to have its autonomous life. I don’t want to go and now appropriate that and put that into the other Batman.”
The new Batman in question is Ben Affleck, whose casting wasn’t well received by many vocal fans, but was supported by a lot of his peers, Zimmer included:
“He’ll be a really good Batman,” says Zimmer of Ben Affleck’s casting. “It’s really quite simple, the man isn’t a fool and he’s not gonna set himself up for a fall. He’s a great filmmaker in his own right, he really is.
“I think he’s become a much more astute actor and I think he’ll make a great Batman, I think he knows exactly what he’s doing. So do I think it’s a good idea? Yes, I think it’s a good idea. I think he’s great casting.”