Warner Bros. Rejects a Big Request from Zack Snyder

Warner Bros. didn’t let Zack Snyder use part of John Williams’ iconic score from 1978’s Superman.

by Joshua Jones | published

Zack Snyder no longer involved with DC projects despite – among others teen Titans Go!– His first DCEU project man of stel still causing a lot of debate online. Recently, a fan claimed that Snyder fans who didn’t want to hear the original John Williams score for Superman added Man of Steel to “hate Superman and all he stands for.” man of Steel Storyboard artist Jay Olivia responded to the fan by saying that both she and Snyder “loved” [original Superman] Theme]” and would love to include it in the film but Warner Bros. told them they could not use it.

“If I had heard this I would have replied that Jack and I both loved that theme but the studio wouldn’t let us use it because they wanted something new for this Superman. It turned out to be a good thing because Heinz’s The theme was perfect.”

After Hans Zimmer came on board man of Steel, Zack Snyder said he avoids hearing William’s Superman topic. He said he knew Zimmer was going to do something “awful” and didn’t want to “steal” anything from the original score. few days before the release of man of SteelZimmer spoke CBR About how he tried to see his vision for Superman, which he did before.

Finally, score for man of Steel Many fans and critics praised Zimmer’s work on the project. During his interview with CBR, Zimmer called John Williams “the master” and revealed that he came up with the new topic after discussing the story with Zack Snyder. The two talked about dealing with Clark Kent’s loneliness and being an alien on a strange planet.

Henry Cavill Man of Steel
Henry Cavill as Superman man of Steel (2013)

soundtrack for zack snyder man of Steel Released publicly on June 11, 2013, Zimmer denied rumors of his involvement with the project, days before the film’s theatrical release in the US was announced. The official track listing for the two CD deluxe edition was revealed in late April.

Zimmer’s Superman theme will appear in Zack Snyder’s follow-up, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zimmer will team up with Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) to create the theme for Batman. During the 2016 interview Entertainment WeeklyZimmer noted that he had trouble scoring Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and later announced his retirement from making superhero movies.

Following his collaborations with Zack Snyder and Junkie XL, Zimmer would continue to work on the score for Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic. dunkirco, Meanwhile, Snyder continued his efforts at the DCEU, directing and producing at Warner Bros. Justice League, The project ran into several issues, including director Joss Whedon stepping in for Snyder during a reshoot.

As far as Zack Snyder’s approach to the DCEU is concerned, there’s still a lot of doubt about whether fans will continue with it in some shape or form. During a Q&A session at San Diego Comic-Con, famed comic-book artist Jim Lee was asked if Snyder would still be joining DC after Snyder’s release? Justice League on HBO Max. Lee stated that “there are no plans to do additional work on that material,” disappointing many Snyder fans.

While Lee’s comments may have closed the door on a return from Zack Snyder, a comment from DCEU insider Sil Abdul paints a different picture. Abdul claimed last month that a new Man of Steel project was in the works with Zack Snyder. Whether the rumors are true or not, only time will tell.


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