Interview | Hans Zimmer Talks 12 Years A Slave, Superhero Scores and More
A look through Hans Zimmer’s discography reveals a truly staggering body of work; The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight trilogy and countless other films have been blessed with his gift of musical storytelling. Now a 30 year veteran of the industry the film composer is still at the top of his game, and on behalf of HeyUGuys I was lucky enough to chat with him ahead of the home entertainment release of the brilliant 12 Years A Slave.
So vast and varied is Zimmer’s catalogue and so excited was I to to speak with him that the 15 minutes I was granted felt like 5. Nonetheless it was a fascinating conversation, and here he speaks about working with Steve McQueen, the challenges when coming up with superhero scores and a special edition re-release of his work on The Lion King. Have a read below.
Film Feature | 5 Reasons We Need A World’s Finest Film Before Justice League
The eagerly anticipated Man Of Steel is mere weeks away from release, and it’s safe to say that many of us are looking forward to seeing Zack Snyder’s take on the world’s most iconic superhero. Even though the film is not out yet, there has already been speculation on the future of the DC universe on the silver screen, specifically whether or not Man Of Steel will be the launching pad for a Justice League movie. However, there is also another avenue which Warner Bros. could pursue; a team-up of just the ‘World’s Finest’ superheroes, Superman and Batman.
At one point, it seemed like fans’ dreams of a Superman/Batman team-up were going to be realised, as Wolfgang Peterson was attached to direct a World’s Finest movie prior to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005). Since then however, the closest we’ve come is the now infamous poster tease in I Am Legend (2007). A recent interview with Man Of Steel‘s leading man Henry Cavill – in which the star expressed interest in a live action Batman/Superman story – is guaranteed to stir up discussion once more, and there are many reasons a World’s Finest movie might be a better way for WB to go post Man Of Steel.
Read the rest of this article at HeyUGuys here.
Film Review | The Dark Knight Returns – Part 2
Marvel may be leading DC when it comes to live-action superhero films, but their rivals have long held the upper hand in the animated arena. Many of those features involve Batman, and fans were treated to a brilliant interpretation of half of Frank Miller’s seminal The Dark Knight Returns late last year. The conclusion to that memorable story arc is hitting DVD and Blu-ray stands this week, and once again, fans will not be left wanting.
Whilst The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 dealt with Batman’s return and his victory over the mutants, here the focus is on the aftermath. Batman’s renewed activities have revived The Joker from his catatonic state, new police commissioner Ellen Yindel brands the vigilante a criminal and issues a warrant for his arrest, and the President orders Superman to intervene should Batman continue to defy the law banning superhero activities.
Read the rest of this review at Hey U Guys here.
Film Feature | 2012: The Year of the Superhero Video
This year, I’m hoping to produce a lot more video content, from montages to top 10’s. As some of you know already – or have guessed – I am a huge superhero fan, and as such my first montage is a tribute to a great year of comic book movies.
You can check out the video at WhatCulture! here.
Film Trailer | The Dark Knight Rises
During the past few months, my excitement for Avengers outweighed my anticipation for Christopher Nolan’s final Batman flick, and those of you who have seen Joss Whedon’s superhero team-up will be aware of how much that excitement was justified. But on the short list of possible films to top Avengers (my film of the year thus far), The Dark Knight Rises is at the very top. With the July 20 release date drawing ever nearer, the marketing is guaranteed to kick up a few notches, and today Warner Bros. have unveiled a third (and final?) theatrical trailer for Nolan’s conclusion to his Batman trilogy. You don’t need me to tell you to hit the link, do you?