Ch-ch-changes for the DCEU: Zimmer leaves, Batfleck comes, new approach? Ch-ch-changes for the DCEU: Zimmer leaves, Batfleck comes, new approach?
Following critical and fandom backlash, the DCEU is set up to be retooled. Ch-ch-changes for the DCEU: Zimmer leaves, Batfleck comes, new approach?

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the topic of the week. While the critics are panning it and the fandom is divided, the movie is doing just fine at the BO.

But financial success or not, if you want to build a long-living franchise, you have to listen to the fanbase nowadays, otherwise the future of your “cinematic universe” could look bleak. Talking of bleakness, that’s the aspect the executives at Warner Bros. will try to tone down in future instalments. As already reported today, apparently reshoots for Suicide Squad are being prepared right now, to add more jokes and levity to the happenings. Good idea?

Zimmer leaves, Batfleck arrives

Composer Hans Zimmer will leave the DCEU behind, retiring altogether from writing music for superhero movies, understandably exhausted from the genre after scoring all Nolan Batman movies and the latest Superman films.

Hans Zimmer

 

But replacement has been found already. Director Zack Snyder has been aware that Zimmer’s atmospheric, often non-melodic score has been received controversially among fans, who have been clamouring for the return of a “hummable” theme.
“I think we found a replacement that everybody can agree on.” Joining Zimmer’s former co-composer Junkie XL will be none other than Trent Reznor, mastermind of the Industrial Rock band NIN and soundtrack composer for the David Fincher- movies The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2015).

Trent Reznor

 

But for his initially rumoured, now confirmed standalone Batman movie that he might also helm as director, Ben Affleck will go even a step further:  “I’ll bring back the artist who made the score of the first Batman movie so unforgettable. Yep, you guessed it, it’s Symbol. I mean, Prince.”

And really, the eccentric musician already teased his involvement in the project by posting four song titles for the upcoming soundtrack album on his facebook page: “Ra’spberry Beret”, “Diamonds and Purrs”, “Party like it’s 1989” and “When Bats Cry”. The post had to be deleted on behest of WB.

Prince aka Symbol aka TAFKAP

 

New directors are coming

Just today we learned that Terry Gillam’s long-gestating, “cursed” project, the Don Quixote movie adaptation, might be realized after all and soon afterwards it was revealed how Gilliam will finance his dream. It seems he struck a deal with WB in which the company agreed to finance Don Quixote, if the former “Monty Python” helms the upcoming Green Lantern reboot first. Is this excursion into the mainstream cinema a stretch for the adamant indie-director? Apparently not. “Looking closer at the material, it’s a perfect match for me. Green Lantern is a tale about the power of imagination and how it helps us to transcend our trivial existence”, Gilliam stated.

Terry Gilliam

 

What do you think? Can the DCEU be “fixed” this way? Does it need to?

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  • Stalkeye

    “Ben Affleck will go even a step further: “I’ll bring back the artist who made the score of the first Batman movie so unforgettable. Yep, you guessed it, it’s Symbol. I mean, Prince.”=April Fool’s!

  • I_am_better
    [vimeo 138482649 w=680 h=383]
  • franks_television

    There’s an old saying in Tennessee, I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says: “Fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.”

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)
  • I_am_better
  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)
  • franks_television

    I never understood why Michael Moore didn’t play this song at the end of Fahrenheit 911 instead of Rockin’ in the Free World.

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    too slow, cowboy

  • KilliK

    good riddance. now if Snyder could leave too.

  • KilliK

    jesus h christ, what the fuck is this?!

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    I remember this, Fdup

  • I_am_better

    The 80’s

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    Fog machines were as essential to music as base guitars.

  • Stalkeye

    (0:<

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    What an era!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Partyman video is even better. Prince would have made a legitimately great Joker.

  • Captain Genius

    seriously, what are you like 2 fucking years old?

  • Toruk_Makto

    I really, really…really, hate April 1st.

  • southafricanguy

    You don’t like any of Zimmers scores?

    I thought his pirates score is pretty damn good

    Who would you like to see step in and score the Avatar sequels?

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    I like some of Zimmer’s scores, but not the POTC one. It’s just a retread of his The Rock score, which he reused so many times.

  • southafricanguy

    fair enough

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    But otherwise, he did some great stuff too. Really enjoyed his score for Holmes 2.

  • KilliK

    no, I like them, Holmes,Inception,Interstellar,TDKT,etc, he is good when he puts himself in them. But most of the time he is too generic and boring. Which is to be expected when he is more οf a music contractor taking multiple jobs for music scores and having his own team of musicians to write them while guiding them.

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  • CoolHandJuke

    i want a three way with Gal Gadot and Daisy Ridley, but i want them to wear each other’s respective costumes…

  • So, this was the April’s Fool joke of the site?

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    yes