In many ways, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is the father of the modern DC film score. The composer's music became an integral part of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, and he would later return to score the first film of the DC Extended Universe, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Then, Zimmer would return to compose the music for Snyder's follow-up movie, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, alongside fellow composer Junkie XL.
For Dawn of Justice, Zimmer would compose an iconic Wonder Woman theme that would be carried over in the Amazon Princess' solo film (even though the Patty Jenkins-directed movie was scored by Zimmer's longtime collaborator, Rubert Gregson-Williams). In fact, Zimmer's work on the DCEU has become so synonymous with these takes on the characters that his themes would also return in 2017's Justice League, even though the ensemble film was scored by Danny Elfman. Technically, Dawn of Justice was the composer's last official work in the DCEU. But now, it appears as if Hans Zimmer is finally coming back.
It's being reported that Zimmer will return to score the sequel to 2016's Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984. According to Hans-Zimmer.com, the composer has signed on to score the film after being away from the DCEU for the past two years.
The news appears to come as a surprise, given that Zimmer had announced that he had officially retired from working on superhero films shortly after scoring Dawn of Justice. However, Wonder Woman 1984 may not exactly be the composer's first return to superhero films since his so-called retirement either. At the beginning of the year, X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Evan Peters said in an interview that Zimmer would score the upcoming Fox film. The claim was neither confirmed nor denied later on, which means that we don't yet know if we will hear Zimmer's next brilliant scores in Dark Phoenix or Wonder Woman 1984.
Taking place almost 70 years after the first film, Wonder Woman 1984 will pit Gal Gadot's Diana Prince against one of her most iconic comic book foes, Barbara Minerva's Cheetah, as played by Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patell, and Gabriella Wilde. It is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2019. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Dark Phoenix hits theaters Feb. 14 2019.