Hans Zimmer has been tapped to score the upcoming superhero movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The film marks the directorial debut of writer/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian, Deadpool) and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. Kinberg is also producing the project with Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects), Hutch Parker & Lauren Shuler Donner (Logan). Zimmer’s involvement was mentioned by actor Evan Peters on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. We previously heard that the composer was scoring the film this past December, but it was unclear whether he would be sharing scoring credit with anyone else. Zimmer has previously scored the Kinberg-produced sci-fi movie Chappie and Kinberg-scripted Sherlock HolmesX-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to be released on November 2, 2018 by 20th Century Fox.

Zimmer’s other upcoming projects also include Disney’s The Lion King remake and the documentary Believer, which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

  1. Everan says:


  2. josimar says:

    As usual, Zimmer will probably put his name on the movie’s credits, and maaaaaaaaybeeee write a tune, but the bulk of the scoring will be done by one of his clones. Who is gonna be this time? Balfe? Wallfisch? Junkie XL? Mazzaro?

    • Michael says:

      Wallfisch has come a long way since being a Zimmer clone. Plus, according to the original cuesheets, Zimmer indeed wrote most of Dunkirk and he did it to picture. Ottman is doing The Gifted so I don’t see why is he tackling Dark Phoenix as well.

      • josimar says:

        Yeah, but Dunkirk was the exception, rather than the rule. In fact, Nolan’s movies are apparently the only ones where he actually score them to the picture – on Interstellar, he apparently wrote most of the music too. On other movies, I really don’t see him taking this more “hands on” approach, using them more as a platform to promote the careers of his apprentices: Junkie XL on Batman v Superman, Wallfisch on Blade Runner 2049 and Hidden Figures, Mazzaro on The Boss Baby, Balfe on Kung Fu Panda 3… These movies take his name, but most of the job is actually done by his co-composer and, of course, a lot of people credited with additional music.

        Therefore, it’s quite likely that he’ll choose whoever he wants to promote on this movie, and just handle him the job. Since Wallfisch and Balfe are now busy with a lot of other things, so maybe it will be Mazzaro anyway.

        • Michael says:

          Inception had a lot of suites made before the movie that Lorne Balfe and others adapted into the film. Also, on BVS, Wallfisch wrote all the Lex Luthor cues. Zimmer only wrote Day Of The Dead.

          • Serocco says:

            To this day, I’m dying to know the truth about who scored each album-listed cue on the Batman V Superman score album. Who knows this info? Any one of u?

        • Gordo says:

          I think Tom barely wrote anything on Batman v Superman

    • Serocco says:

      Well said! I’m honestly sooooo tired of that. I feel the only scores he actually sits there now and writes for is Christopher Nolan’s movies cuz u know he is Big Boss.
      It makes me real mad, Zimmer does that. For example, this whole time everyone is like OMG WonderWoman theme written by Hans Zimmer for the DCEU is like the greatest WonderWoman theme ever bla bla bla and then friggin I sit through the end credits of Justice League film and the credits say “WonderWoman theme written by _____ ______ _____ _____ _____” like how the F is it written by 5 different men and if so why is Zimmer the only one getting the credit?

    • MrZimmerFan says:

      Wallfisch isn’t a Zimmer clone, he has a previous career before joining RC: he was orchestrator for a long time of Dario Marianelli (and a brilliant one).

      And compose one of the best tracks of Atonement.

      • F. says:

        That information is far from being true. Wallfisch never wrote a track or theme in a Marianelli score, he worked as conductor and orchestrator (although most parts were orchestrated by Marianelli itself), and not as a additional composer. Marianelli is quite jealous of his music.

  3. Tor says:

    After Dunkirk and its truly inexplicable Oscar nomination, I have as far from enthusiasm as a person can possibly have for this news.

  4. Guachi says:

    Some retirement from superhero films

  5. BB says:

    “I’m not going to make any more hero movies…” ¬¬

  6. Jeff says:

    Oh great, here comes more of Zimmer’s “experimental” dissonant endless droning music that his fanboys will again call “genius composing”. Whatever happened to his writing scores like Crimson Tide, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, etc. that actually contained memorable and epic thematic music?

  7. Roger says:

    you people cannot stand the Hans zimmer legacy and continuing impact lmfao. such haters