Collider’s Steve Weintraub caught up with Hans Zimmer in his studio recently and asked about Batman vs. Superman. Zimmer revealed that he hasn’t decided if he’ll write the score for the Man of Steel sequel yet, and that he still has to meet with director Zack Snyder:
It’s creating a bit of a problem in my head right now. Quite honestly, I’ve gotta sit down with Zack 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, that needs to have its autonomous life. I don’t want to go and now appropriate that and put that into the other Batman.
Understandably it will be a bit of a challenge for him to come up with something completely new after working on Christopher Nolan’s Batman for the past ten years. Zimmer also shared his thoughts about Ben Affleck being cast as Batman:
He’ll be a really good Batman. 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.
Zimmer went on to compare the backlash against Affleck to the backlash that Heath Ledger received when he was cast as the Joker. It’s a great interview, check out the full video above for more!