Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice composer Hans Zimmer is coming out superhero retirement to compose the score for X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
This bit of news was revealed by Evan Peters, who plays Quicksilver in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Peters mentioned that Hans Zimmer is composing the score for the upcoming film while speaking with MTV’s Josh Horowitz for his Happy Sad Confused podcast at Sundance. The actor also talked about his overall experience while filming Dark Phoenix with a new director at the helm. Here’s what he had to say:
“[The set] was actually very tame. Simon directed this one, and came in very prepared, very professional. It was a different energy on set and everything got done like clockwork. It was very seamless. Everybody was a little bit more level-headed, so it was a very pleasurable, light experience. I think the film is gonna be incredible. Hans Zimmer’s scoring it—I don’t know if I was supposed to say that or not. Simon has surrounded himself with incredible people, and Simon knows this world better than anybody, so it was just cool to see him—he’s so happy and in his element in that world, and also being able to direct and guide everybody in this way. I was very happy for him and I think it’s gonna be great.”
Dark Phoenix picks up about ten years after the events of Apocalypse and finds the X-Men operating as heroes, something that fuels Professor X’s ego. After sending the team on more and more dangerous missions, Jean Grey is left in a dark place after an evil force is awakened within her.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.