Zack Snyder and Hans Zimmer on the Future of the Big Screen DC Universe

“I just had a conversation recently with Zack where I was trying to look at my life in the future,” Zimmer said. “He was going, ‘Well, we want to go and do this and we want to go and [do this].’ I was thinking, ‘Oh my god. Here we go again.'”

Zimmer is, of course, well known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. While there’s no solid evidence as of yet to suggest that those three films might ultimately share a cinematic universe with Man of Steel, Snyder is already considering a world beyond the one film.

“Someone asked me, ‘There’s no Kryptonite and no Lex Luthor?'” Snyder smiled. “I said, ‘Well, okay. Within the parameters of this story, there’s no Kryptonite or Lex Luthor, but that’s not to say that they don’t exist in the world. That’s an entirely different question.”

As to whether or not we’ll see either of those elements in a sequel or a spinoff (such as a much-anticipated Justice League project) remains to be seen, but it certainly sounds like Snyder knows what he’d like to see happen next and that he’d like Zimmer to again be involved.

Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe and arrives in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters June 14.