Retirement from superhero movies certainly was short for Hans Zimmer, wasn’t it? Heck, it might have been as short as how often Hayao Miyazaki retires from film, only to return when he gets the itch. At one point, Hans Zimmer had retired from scoring comic book films, the last of which was Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Then we learned that he’d be coming out of retirement from superhero films to X-Men: Dark Phoenix. And after that, Zimmer would also be scoring Wonder Woman 1984.
So what gives? Well, in a recent interview with Collider, Hans Zimmer discussed his works, his discussion with Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg on what could be brought to that film and, naturally, the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel. Towards the end of the interview, Zimmer was asked if it was difficult to say yes for Wonder Woman 1984:
“It was an odd say to say ‘Yes’ to because my friend, Rupert [Gregson-Williams]- I had worked really hard at getting him the job on the first one. But remember the motif, the Wonder Woman theme is hers- it’s mine, actually. I wrote that damn thing. And we had done it live and it became more and more interesting. I just thought it was important to sort of finish it. And Patty phoned me and she had a really interesting idea as well. Again, the story she is going to tell- or she is probably right now on a film set telling- it’s a story you want to be apart of.”
You can watch Hans Zimmer discuss coming on board Wonder Woman 1984 in the video below at the 13:33 mark-
What are your thoughts on Hans Zimmer coming out of retirement of scoring comic book films to return for Wonder Woman 1984? What do you hope he brings to that film as far as the score is concerned? Let us know in the comments below.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 will be released in theaters on November 1, 2019.