Prolific Composer Hans Zimmer to Score Wonder Woman 1984
The man who created one of the greatest superhero scores ever is bringing his immense talents to Wonder Woman 1984. Hans Zimmer, the prolific composer who made such a massive impact on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy will be scoring Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984. Zimmer isn’t coming into the sequel as a Diana Prince newbie—he’s the man who came up with Wonder Woman’s electric cello theme when she made her first appearance on screen in Zack Synder’s Batman v Superman. That theme was a collaboration between Zimmer and cellist Tina Guo.
Zimmer collaboration with James Newton Howard for both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight represent two of the most iconic soundtracks in recent years (he scored the final film in Nolan’s trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, alone). His coming aboard Wonder Woman 1984 is nothing but great news.
Speaking about his idea for Wonder Woman’s theme in Batman v Superman to Cinemablend, Zimmer had a novel idea about how it should sound—more feminine: “One thing that has bugged me forever is that our superhero movies are so masculine and male generated. I wanted Wonder Woman to be… I wanted the music to be full of more female… but you know, I wanted a banshee wail, like you’ve never heard before. So my friend Tina Guo, who’s an amazing electric cellist, basically typecast her, because whenever she picks up her cello that very nice, very sweet, very polite, young woman turns into a warrior princess in one go.”
Here’s a pretty fantastic video of Guo playing the theme, and you’ll see exactly what Zimmer is talking about:
Wonder Woman 1984 finds Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince in the 1980s squaring off against a new nemesis; Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah. Chris Pine returns (somehow!) as Chris Trevor, joining new cast member Pedro Pascal. Jenkins is directing from a script she co-wrote with Geoff Johns and David Callaham.
Wonder Woman 1984 is due in theaters on November 1, 2019.
Featured image: GAL GADOT as Diana Prince in the action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics