Although composer Hans Zimmer has been known to work extensively on superhero movies such as the Dark Knight trilogy, he decided to retire from composing films in that subgenre following his experience on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, news has emerged suggesting that he is coming out of his self-imposed retirement. A recent episode of Josh Horowitz’s HappySadConfused podcast features Evan Peters, who plays Quicksilver in the recent X-Men films, confirming that Zimmer will do the score for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
In addition to confirming Zimmer’s involvement with the film, Peters describes his experience on set, noting that it was relatively positive. This marks a contrast from the production of the previous Bryan Singer-directed films, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, in which Singer’s attendance on set was mixed. The full quote can be seen below:
“[The set] was actually very tame. Simon [Kinberg] 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.”
Considering that Zimmer proclaimed that he was done with working on superhero movies, it will be interesting to see what drove him to do the music for the film. In addition, since John Ottman has established the primary themes for the X-Men franchise, this will allow Zimmer to take on the challenge of creating original pieces as well as incorporating the existing music cues of the series.
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– Mark Tan
X-Men: Dark Phoenix releases in theaters on November 2, 2018.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Sophie Turner.