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Hans Zimmer is retiring from superhero films

Dawn of Justice will be the last superhero movie Hans Zimmer will work on, after composing 5 of them from Batman Begins to Dawn of Justice.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have a big place in your heart for Hans Zimmer. Even if you’re not familiar for his landmark 90’s film composing on projects like The Lion King and The Thin Red Line, then you’ll know him for his modern day work. Since 2005 Zimmer has been working consistently on superhero movies Beginning with Batman Begins, the composer worked on the entire Christopher Nolan trilogy. Since then he has put his name to both Man of Steel and the latest instalment in the DCEU, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But even though he’s such a household name in comic book shops across the world, the composer may very well be hanging up his cape and tights for good.

The news from the BBC is that Zimmer, who has composed music for over 150 films, will be retiring from the superhero movie business. In an interview with BBC HARDtalk, the composer spoke about how committed he was to the Nolan trilogy, and how much it took out of him:

“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 is a fairly eye-opening message from Zimmer, and speaks to how invested he becomes in his work. He also spoke briefly about Dawn of Justice, and the difficulties he had finding inspiration for the DC heavyweight bout:

“This one was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language.”

Well the good news is that Hans Zimmer isn’t retiring completely, which is definitely a relief. It will certainly be strange to experience a DC movie without that classic Zimmer sound, but it’s understandable after 5 films and 11 years.

It’s also worth remembering that Zimmer wasn’t the only composer working on Dawn of Justice. Junkie XL, who recently wrote the score for the wickedly successful Deadpool, also contributed some work to the film. You might recognise his guitar work on the parts of the film that focussed on Wonder Woman and the rest of the upcoming Justice League members. The two musicians have worked together before on the music for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Maybe the work between Zimmer and Junkie XL on Dawn of Justice was a DCEU handover of sorts. Could we be hearing Junkie XL’s work on the next Justice League project? We’ll have to wait and see.

God speed Mr Zimmer, we’ll be hearing from you soon. Get it? Because he’s a composer.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out in cinemas now. Watch this space for all the latest Hans Zimmer movie news.

7 WTF Moments From the “Batman v Superman” Trailer

Yesterday the curtain was pulled all the way back at San Diego Comic Con with the grand unveiling of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice feature length trailer. Last night, the number of views on a particular version of this trailer on an unnamed video site was 341. This morning it was up to over 7 million. No one is surprised by this. If you haven’t seen the trailer, for the love of Pete watch it now before some movie site ruins it by breaking down the best bits and speculate about them. As for the rest of you, let’s break down the best bits and speculate about them shall we?

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Batman vs Superman SDCC Trailer – You’re Welcome Forever

Remember how excited everyone got when we heard the first teaser for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer came out? Remember how you nearly had to throw your undies immediately in the bin next to your desk when you saw the trailer leaked online in Spanish? And then you got to see the real thing the very next day! Remember all that? Well you’re about to flush out of your memory because the full length trailer for Dawn of Justice is here, and it will blow the roof off your soul, folks!

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“Dawn of Justice” Teaser to Premiere with “Mad Max: Fury Road”

If for any bizarre, inconceivable reason you were planning on missing out on the long Mad Max: Fury Road, you may want to rethink your plans. There are reports coming our that the post apocalyptic vehicle vehicle will play host to a teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! On a totally unrelated note, it looks as though movie title colons are popular again! Long live the subtitle.

Anyway getting back to the real news, Screenrant is reporting that a teaser trailer for the DC Universe first course is on its way. This follows on from news coming out of Collider that multiple WB insiders were confirming that Dawn of Justice will be the official tease of Mad Max. I wouldn’t blame you for shrugging off this news. There have been Dawn of Justice teaser promises before, with claims that we’d get a taste before The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Jupiter Ascending.

However, the timing for Mad Max makes a whole lot more sense than the other two. By waiting for the Mad Max release, WB will steer clear of the Avengers: Age of Ultron première. This makes sense for two reasons: one, they can avoid their hype being smothered by Marvel madness, and two, they can keep their trailer out of the airspace of The Force Awakens, which has a new trailer attached to Age of Ultron. Now noone’s suggesting that Dawn of Justice won’t be a hot topic whenever the trailer is released, but why run the risk of competition when you don’t have to?

Even though it’s only going to be teaser length, the Dawn of Justice of bound to answer a lot of questions that have been bouncing around the last year or so. Granted we won’t be seeing much plotiness this time around (it’s a word) but purely from a stylistic and atmospheric standpoint we should get a solid idea of what we can expect from the film.

Mad Max: Fury Road will be released this May, while Dawn of Justice will be in theatres March 25th 2016.

“Batman V Superman” Choreographer Puts Your Mind at Ease: “There Will Be Punches”

With rumours of a trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice leapfrogging with every new release of a Warner Bros. film, fans are being left with a lot of time to twiddle their thumbs and speculate, speculate, speculate. With this project, a key concern with fans of the lore and newbies alike is how the fight scenes will go down between a spandex wearing, laser-toting sun God and a mortal pushed to the limits of physical and mental strength.

If you look back at graphic novels like Batman: Hush and The Dark Knight Returns, there are a lot of hints at tricks Batman will be using to get one up on Supes. But we’re getting reports that Batman won’t be relying on his brains for this fight. Batman V Superman choreographer Guillermo Grispo has gone on record promising a far more physical Batman than we’ve seen in previous films, as well as some serious fight scenes. Here is what Grispo had to say to Los Andes Diario during an interview:

“Warner Bros., they are very strict, so I can’t say much, but it’s no surprise if I say Batman and Superman come face-to-face in the movie. It’s one of the most important sequences and I was actively involved in the design of the fight: the exchange of punches and the physical movement were put together with my partner Ryan Watson.

“There’s a thought that Batman has no chance, that the other [Superman] will squash him like a bug. But when you see the movie, and how it all comes out, there’s a very intelligent explanation as to why they would have a firsthand confrontation though it seems to be totally to Batman’s disadvantage.”

And here’s Grispo’s description of the fighting:

“Now Batman is going to fight the way I’ve always dreamed seeing him fight… he’s a character so prepared in martial arts that you can do a lot of things with him, but filmmakers usually don’t go all the way with it. Even in the last Nolan movies the action scenes aren’t very good from a technical, martial arts point of view to things like choreography, filming, bad camera movements…

“But hey, don’t get me wrong, Nolan is great, my hat’s off to him. He makes fascinating stories, but I think that he did not pay too much attention to the fights. Those are the kind of details that Zack, being so physical himself, loves preparing. I think there’s going to be a big difference when you see these Batman fights in comparison to the previous ones.”

Well it certainly seems like Grispo and Snyder have some big old plans for Batman in the new film – hopefully they don’t forget too much about Superman though. If you want a visual CV for Grispo, you can check out his work on Kingsman: The Secret Service and Man Of Steel. But he’s clearly wanted to get his hands on Batman for a long time.

With all the secrecy and non-trailers circling this project, it’s nice to have someone officially talking up the project and giving us an idea of what we can expect to see next year. Batman V Superman will be in theatres on March 25th 2016.

So who are you backing in the fight to end all fights?