For those of you like myself who were hoping that hear John William's beautiful Superman score in Man of Steel... it's not going to happen. Director Zack Snyder confirmed the news in a recent interview with Total Film, in which he also revealed that they made the film as if no other Superman film existed.
We decided to act as if no Superman film had been made - even though we love the films that have been made. We had to say this is a Superman movie for the first time and you can't then go 'Oh, now let's steal a little music. So, yes it's awesome music but Hans Zimmer is going to do something awesome.
I understand why they don't want to use the music, and I'm excited to see what Hans Zimmer ends up composing for the film, but it's really going to be hard to not hear that iconic Superman music in the movie. That music is Superman. Snyder goes on to discuss his approach to bringing his version of the character to life saying,
We have great respect for the canon. I would say it is a clashing of stories and ideas. Superman is the king-daddy of all superheroes - to make him work is a big deal. The big challenge is if you can make people feel 'What would you do if you were Superman?' That's what we went out to do as far as we could. Superman's always been this kind of big blue boy-scout up on a throne that nobody can really touch, so we tried to make him relatable.
It's so hard to do that with this character, as awesome as he is, I've never really been able to relate with him. So if they can actually pull that off... that would be great! I'm looking forward to Man of Steel, I liked what I saw at Comic-Con, and I can't wait to see more!
Man of Steal stars Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner and Ayelet Zorer, and it's set to hit theatres on June 14th, 2013.
What do you think about what Snyder had to say about Man of Steel? This isn't the first time he talked about this, he also mentioned this stuff at the Comic-Con panel for the film this year, and here's the video. He starts talking about it at the 2:30 mark.