Hans Zimmer will return to the DC Universe to score Wonder Woman 1984. Fans of Wonder Woman waited decades to finally see her brought to the big screen, prior to Gal Gadot's debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There were plenty of doubters, but Gadot won many over in BvS thanks to her charm, and also the great action scenes she was a part of. One of the elements to her debut that is now synonymous with the character is her theme music composed by Hans Zimmer.
His work helped define the character to a certain degree, and made her entrance even more epic than it already was. Although Zimmer didn't do the music for Wonder Woman, his score was still used throughout the film by Rupert Gregson-Williams. Now, it's been revealed that Zimmer is returning to the character for her sequel.
Film Music Reporter shared the news that Hans Zimmer is set to score Wonder Woman 1984. Zimmer is no stranger to superhero movies, especially when it comes to DC. He previously scored all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, as well as Man of Steel and BvS. He's also worked with Marvel properties on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Dark Phoenix. His credits extend well beyond superhero movies though, with The Lion King, Mission: Impossible 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, and Blade Runner 2049 just a few of his dozens of other projects.
It's great news to have him join Wonder Woman 1984, especially since he's one of the best working composers out there. Since his previous work with Gadot was so well-received, it'll be fun to hear what he does with the character and this world in a film completely focused on her. He could also add some tweaks to his recognizable Wonder Woman theme thanks to the 80s setting too. There will also be the chance to write a theme for Kristen Wiig's Cheetah and more.
Zimmer is just the latest big addition to Wonder Woman 1984, but one of the few changes. Director Patty Jenkins kept most of the main crew members around for the sequel. It's unknown why Gregson-Williams didn't return, but it may just be because he's currently busy with Aquaman. Since this film will get to show the reunion between Diana Prince and Steve Trevor and the standard superhero movie action, there will be plenty of opportunities for Zimmer to make his mark on Wonder Woman 1984.
Source: Film Music Reporter
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