Hans Zimmer Ends Two-Year Hiatus to Compose X-Men: Dark Phoenix

It was a couple of years back when Hans Zimmer announced retirement from the superhero genre, but the legendary composer and record producer has decided to return for the sake of X-Men: Dark Phoenix later this year.

His involvement with the project was supposed to be kept a secret but was recently revealed by co-star Evan Peters, who is reprising his role as Quicksilver, in the latest episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

Zimmer spent around a decade to score some of the biggest blockbusters in the superhero genre. This included the likes of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. His last project was Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice for the DC Extended Universe before calling it quits because the consistent indulgence with superheroes was beginning to bore him.

Zimmer then went on to compose scores for Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049, as well as taking on critically acclaimed television shows such as The Crown and Genius. There is no word on why the profound composer has decided to end his hiatus on the superhero genre but we are glad that he did.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will retell the epic tale of “The Dark Phoenix Saga” for a second time. X-Men: The Last Stand previously took on the challenge and failed miserably. Hence, fans will be hoping that the new rendition will fare better.

The storyline was one of the best arcs in the comic books and sees Jean Grey consumed by a powerful cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force. There is little that the X-Men can do alone when facing such an interdimensional threat, forcing the members to join hands with the villains in order to save our planet.

The new installment in the movie franchise will see several of the original cast members reprise their roles as fan-favorite mutants. The star-studded lineup features Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, James McAvoy as Professor Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will open in theaters on November 2, 2018. It is being directed by Simon Kinberg, who is also helming Deadpool 2.