BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
HANS ZIMMER V JUNKIE XL: SUPERHEROES OF SCORING
Hans Zimmer: this is really Lex Luthor. i just thought it was fun to write with harpsichords and fiddles in a bad version of Purcell. i just wanted him to stick out of the score like a sore thumb.
2 Their War Here
Junkie XL: Without any spoiler alerts, we are more or less thrown back to the end of the Man Of Steel movie. We see what’s happened in metropolis through the eyes of Bruce Wayne. We did some drum sessions with these amazing drummers we used on Man Of Steel.
3 The Red Capes Are Coming
HZ: i love my weird instruments, like the harpsichord. i can’t help it. i was looking at Luthor and his quirkiness. For me, he is super-compelling.
4 Day Of The Dead
HZ: thishis is really reminding us who superman is. it’s s very much the sound of the previous movie including my incredibly dodgy piano playing on my humble upright piano. it’s s the opposite to what Bruce Wayne would have. it’s s an honest tune.
5 Must There Be A Superman
JXL: One of my personal favourites. it’s defining what superman is for humanity. it’s a really emotional piece.
6 New Rules 7 Do You Bleed?
JXL: i was working on the Batmansuperman fight. there are some relentless, really crazy sounds.
8 Problems Up Here 9 Black And Blue 10 Tuesday 11 Is She With You?
HZ: there were endless discussions between Junkie and myself about what the music for Wonder Woman should be like, and endless permutations of this track. should it be a banshee cry? i suddenly remembered this brilliant electric cellist called tina guo. she’s very softly spoken, but she wields her electric cello like a sword. i really wanted it to be a woman playing that line. it was important to me that it wouldn’t be a testosterone energy.
12 This Is My World 13 Men Are Still Good
(The Batman Suite)
HZ: it’s a very minimalist idea, showing a character’s duality with a minimum of notes. the whole thing is just two chords which couldn’t be further apart from each other. it defies a lot of the rules of music. i think these characters defy all the rules.