It should come as no surprise that Hans Zimmer will return to score WB’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but this time he’s bringing along a friend. Speaking with CBR, Zimmer confirmed that he will write the “Superman” parts of the score while frequent collaborator Junkie XL will write the “Batman” portions.
“I have agonized over it,” Zimmer said. “I agonized over it, so much so that finally, I went, I don’t want to betray what Chris, James Newton Howard and I did. And so I asked Zack [Snyder] if it would be OK if I called a friend in. And I’m going to be working with Junkie XL, who really is a great friend. He just finished the Mad Max score. I said to him, ‘You take care of Batman. I’ll do the other guy.’ And Zack loved that idea. It’s a way out.”
Zimmer and Junkie XL (real name Tom Holkenborg) have worked together on a number of projects including Megamind, Madagascar 3, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Divergent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Man of Steel. Holkenborg is no stranger to scoring films either, as he provided the music for 300: Rise of an Empire, which Zack Snyder was a producer on, as well as WB’s upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road.
Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Jena Malone, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.