Hans Zimmer is coming out of superhero retirement to score X-Men: Dark Phoenix. While he did announce his retirement in an interview with Collider at the premiere for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice a few years ago, it appears though that his retirement from scoring superhero films didn’t last long.
Evan Peters, who portrays Quicksilver in the X-Men films, revealed that Zimmer is scoring the upcoming film, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Peters chatted about on the HappySadConfused Podcast where he said the following:
“[The set] was actually very tame. Simon directed this one, and came in very prepared, very professional. It was a different energy on set and everything got done like clockwork. It was very seamless. Everybody was a little bit more level-headed, so it was a very pleasurable, light experience. I think the film is gonna be incredible. Hans Zimmer’s scoring it—I don’t know if I was supposed to say that or not. Simon has surrounded himself with incredible people, and Simon knows this world better than anybody, so it was just cool to see him—he’s so happy and in his element in that world, and also being able to direct and guide everybody in this way. I was very happy for him and I think it’s gonna be great.”
Zimmer is one of the best film composers, so of course, it’s great to hear he’s going to return to the superhero genre to score a film. Even if this is turns out to be his last superhero film he composes, at least he has one more superhero Zimmer score to look forward to!
Do you think Zimmer will officially retire after scoring this film? Or do you think he has a few more in him? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for November 2, 2018.