Renowned composer Hans Zimmer, who wrote the scores for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, says he's retiring from superhero movies.
In an interview with the BBC, Zimmer said that after doing The Dark Knight trilogy, which took up 11 years of his life, and Man of Steel, he was ready to step back and let others take over the genre.
"I have officially retired from the superhero business," Zimmer said. "This one [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice] was very hard for me to do."
When asked if he thought the superhero genre was coming to an end, much in the same way the Western fizzled out, Zimmer said he believed there were stories left to tell. He, however, had personally said all that he could with his music in superhero films and was looking forward to working on other projects.
Zimmer was originally in line to write the score for Snyder's upcoming Justice League film, but it looks like that won't be happening. There's currently no word on who may replace Zimmer, but Junkie XL — another composer that collaborated on the Batman v Superman score — could potentially take over future projects.
Despite stepping back from the superhero genre, Zimmer still has projects lined up, including Christopher Nolan's World War 2 film, Dunkirk.