Thursday, October 17, 2013

Who would make for a good composer for Superman/Batman?

Because of his resume, you would think that composer Hans Zimmer would return to score the music for the upcoming Superman/Batman movie. After all, Zimmer composed  music for both characters; so it only makes sense for him to return for the anticipated film. You would think that, but that doesn't seem to be the case. 

In an interview with Vulture, Zimmer told the magazine that he has his doubts of being a part of the film and this is why:
"I really enjoyed working with Zack Snyder, so part of it would be a personal decision. At the same time, I wouldn't want to put the ideas I used in the Chris Nolan Batman movies into a Superman movie. It just wouldn't feel right." 

So if Zimmer does not come back to compose the music, who would the right composer for Batman/Superman?

The two heroes have had their fair share of composers, with John Williams and Danny Elfman  as the most prominent names. However, I can't see either  of them coming back for this project.  I think what this film needs a different perspective; and I believe the best choice for Superman/Batman is Alexandre Desplat.

Desplat has a resume full of variety, as he has composed so many different films, like The King's Speech, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, and he's going to be scoring the upcoming Godzilla.What I find so fascinating about Desplat's composing is his ability to develop the right sound for any movie. Look at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He gave the music a feel that was reminiscent to John Williams; but at the same time, Deplat brought his own color to score. It's that kind of style that I feel is right for Batman and Superman. Plus Desplat seems to be WB's go to composer.

I'm not sure what will become of Superman/Batman's soundtrack; but if a new composer is coming on for the project, then my money is Alexandre Desplat. 

What do you think?