Hans Zimmer To Score ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ | Film News
Hans Zimmer is returning to the DCEU to score the much-anticipated superhero sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. Film Music Reporter first dropped the news that the legendary composer will come out of his 2016 “retirement” from superhero movies, though he’s also handling the score for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, too, so perhaps it wasn’t a completely serious retirement.
Rupert Gregson-Williams (The Crown) handled the scoring duties in the first film, and while he did an admirable job, bringing Zimmer on board is a coup for any film, even if it’s an easy decision to make.
The sequel is, obviously, set in 1984, bringing Gal Gadot‘s titular hero forward in time from the World War I setting of the first film. She’s set to square off against Kristen Wiig‘s antagonist Cheetah, with Chris Pine reprising his role as Steve Trevor despite his character’s demise in the first film.
So naturally Zimmer will hopefully capture an 80s vibe in his inimitable style, while also crafting a rousing superhero score. It should be an interesting conflation of ideas.
Zimmer’s next work will be seen in Steve McQueen‘s Widows, while he’s also scoring Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. Technically he’s reprising his duties for that one, as previously won his first and only Academy Award for his work on the original 1994 animated film. So it will be interesting to see what kind of new spin he will develop for the new version.
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