Iron Man 3 has been released to solid reviews and record-breaking box office returns, but that’s not the only superhero movie on the block this summer.

Next month, Warner Bros. will release Man of Steel, the studio’s ambitious attempt to not only reinvigorate the Superman franchise, but possibly the entire DC movie universe.

Based on the film’s action-packed trailers, it looks like there are plenty of things to be excited about for Man of Steel. (There’s a reason it features prominently in our Ultimate 2013 Summer Movie Trailer.) But one of the most exciting things is the movie’s new score.

Faced with the daunting task of making people forget John Williams’ iconic score for the original Superman film, Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer impressed fans with his modern approach last week when Warner Bros. released a sample of the film’s score. Now, we have access to the full version of the track, and it’s even better.

The title of the track is “An Ideal Hope,” which is fitting for the song’s slow-building, but ultimately powerful theme. Listening to the song, you can practically imagine the entire movie, from a young Clark Kent working out his powers on his family farm to a soaring Superman battling General Zod to save the entire earth.

This isn’t Zimmer’s first time bringing his talents to superhero films. The composer also scored Christopher Nolan’s Batman films (along with James Newton Howard). And just like the Batman movies, Zimmer’s score reflects something fundamental about the character of Superman. While the Batman score showed off Bruce Wayne’s dual personalities, this score seems to reflect Clark Kent’s struggle to embrace his powers and become a hero.

In other Man of Steel news, Variety reports that the movie will open the 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily on June 15th, the day after the movie opens in theaters worldwide. There are also a couple of new banner posters from the film that show off Henry Cavill as Superman.

Check them out below:

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What do you think of Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel track, Screen Rant readers? And the new posters? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel hits theaters July 14th, 2013.

Source: Variety