As Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer have collaborated together on Batman Begin, The Dark Knight and Inception they are familiar with how each other works, which is why it was possible for Zimmer to start getting ideas for The Dark Knight Rises together back in October.
In a recent interview Zimmer spoke about his work on the score, and says it will be “extraordinarily epic” and “iconic”.
Asked how many notes of “The Dark Knight Rises” score he has down now, Zimmer laughed, “Ugh. No, no, no, no.” [Translation: I don’t want to talk about that!]
“The one thing I can tell you is that it’s going to be a lot more epic. Extraordinarily epic.”
But what does that mean, Hans?!?
“I don’t know, it’s like, ‘What’s epic these days?’ I think there’s something in the core of the story that allows you to get the music much bigger and much more sort of, iconic,” he ventured.
I will gladly accept an “epic” and “iconic” Batman score from Hans Zimmer. On the previous films Zimmer has always collaborated with James Newton Howard (who is currently working on music for Green Lantern), so that pairing will probably happen again. The music for Batman Begin, The Dark Knight and Inception is amazing, so i’ll be looking forward to hearing the score for The Dark Knight Rises.