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Check Out This 3-Minute Preview Of Hans Zimmer’s ‘Man Of Steel’ Soundtrack

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It wasn’t too long ago when the prospect of another Superman movie, particularly one directed by Zack Snyder, was looked upon with snark and derision by those of us still desperately trying to scrub the foul memories of Superman Returns from our minds. Casting reports, costume designs, modest plot details, nothing could really deter the hardcore devoted from dreading the worst. Then the trailers started rolling out, and thus apathy began to mutate into anticipation.

One of the big questions surrounding Man of Steel was if composer Hans Zimmer‘s music score could measure up to the iconic themes created for the 1978 classic superhero adventure Superman: The Movie by the legendary John Williams. The latest trailer gave us a taste of Zimmer’s composition and needless to say many of whom saw that trailer were suitably impressed with the original music, a soaring piece of orchestral bliss that is rich with emotion and thundering action motifs.

Today we have for your listening pleasure a sampling of the Man of Steel score. The preview track was originally made available on Soundcloud but seems now to have been withdrawn. Fortunately a very kind soul has made a video of the music set to that recent trailer. You can watch that video here below.

Basically it’s the same music we heard during the trailer so it must be the main theme or part of the main theme composed by Zimmer. This is exactly the kind of theme this modern treatment of DC Comics’ greatest hero needs: it flies, it feels, it kicks metric tons of posterior. I eagerly await the release of the full soundtrack.

Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013. The soundtrack will be available for sale on CD starting June 11.


[Source: Geek Tyrant]


  1. While it’s nice and dramatic I don’t think it memorable. Imagine back to when you were young and trying to hum the theme song to superman while you were flying around the play ground. Bum-Du-da-da-da-da. I don’t hear any recognizable melody that people will remember and be inspired by. I still get that intense feeling with the original John Williams score.

    Comment by Scott Liebergen — May 7, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

  2. i think thats the idea. its not some catchy piece rather a device to evoke a substantial emotional response. overall it sounds great. glad to see the beautiful balance from the soft heartfelt beginning lead into the all out majestic loudness. Very well done

    Comment by acrossalloceans — May 7, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

  3. Zach is certainly a lot more style over substance director, but this looks cool(then again all his films look like its going to be cool) even Sucker Punch looked like it was gonna at least be fun.(Wrong)

    I just want SuperDupe to have a half way decent reason he lets them put him in hand cuffs when he can blink an eye and destroy them.

    I mean he certainly must be from another world if we already know he never did any wrong and was probably hounded by the law for doing Good and saving people.
    I think anyone who can break a moon in half would have a problem being arrested for by morons he was trying to help. And being Meek usually isn’t the response.

    I mean hell, Even the Peace Loving Shaolin Monks are Famous for being able to cut heads off from 30 paces.

    Maybe Hollywood should make a more appropriate Molly Coddling Super Hero. Like Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or the Ice Cream Man.

    Even the so called All Loving God Punishes people with a Zillion Years of Burning. Maybe Superman is better then Jesus. But that would be one hell of a PPV. Set it up Trump. The Battle for the Wig of Power.

    Comment by Midas68 — May 9, 2013 @ 12:51 am

  4. Great sound as always. Hans Zimmer is a legend in his own time.

    Comment by Gabriel Palmer — May 11, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

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