A fortune cookie once read, “The busiest man in the world is the one who has nothing to do.” In spite of claiming to have “retired” from composing scores for the DCEU and other superhero movies, Man of Steel and Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice composer Hans Zimmer returns to give the Princess of the Amazons some rhythm.
The highly anticipated sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, again with director Patty Jenkins in the driver’s seat and Gal Gadot in the title role, has added this talented musician to score Diana’s return, this time in the early 1980s. Zimmer has already had his first exposure to the character through BvS; the moment when Wonder Woman entered the battle in full costume was the highlight of the film and was aided by the pulse-pounding cello work that Hans worked in.
Besides the DCEU, Zimmer is most renowned for his scores of Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Disney’s The Lion King, the latter of which is receiving a live-action treatment with Hans returning as composer. He is also behind the music for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Quite a busy “retirement,” huh?
Also returning for Wonder Woman 1984 is actor Chris Pine, who portrayed Captain Steve Trevor in the original film, whose return to the land of the living has yet to be explained. Joining the cast is Kristen Wiig as the film’s antagonist Barbara Ann Minerva aka The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascall and Natasha Rothwell in unrevealed roles.
The film is due out November 1, 2019.