Composer Says MAN OF STEEL Not Another Dark Superhero Movie

Man of Steel won't be "another really dark" superhero movie," according to composer Hans Zimmer in an interview with CNN.

Zimmer, who previously composed all three of director Christopher Nolan's Batman movies (Nolan is producing Man of Steel), said, "I thought it was important that the decent folk, simple folk be the heart of the story, and a character who is guileless, who isn't complicated in the sort of flawed way our Dark Knight is, and isn't political in any way. He's just striving to become a better part of humanity."

Crediting the iconic work done in the previous Superman films by legendary composer John Williams, Zimmer said he was "intimidated" and had to look at the story in a "very different way," asking, "I kept thinking of the story as, What if you are extraordinary, and your entire ambition is to join humanity? To become human? What does it mean to become human? What does it mean to be an outsider who really wants to join the human race?"

Zimmer also scored The History Channel's , and CNN asked him if there were any similarities to Superman and Jesus. "Once you see Superman, you'll see how close you are with your question," Zimmer replied.

Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, is scheduled for release on June 14.

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