Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer has signed on to score Man of Steel. The news comes nearly a year and a half after the musician shot down early rumors that he was locked in for the superhero project.

Hans Zimmer is best known for his collaborations with Christopher Nolan, performing the score for his Batman trilogy Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. He also won an Oscar for the director's Best Picture nominee Inception.

Director Zack Snyder has previously used Tyler Bates for all of his live-action projects: Dawn Of The Dead, 300, Watchmen, and Sucker Punch.

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John Williams composed the iconic theme for Richard Donner's Superman. Back in 2010, Hans Zimmer spoke about the 'thankless task' of composing a new Superman score, following in John Williams' footsepts.

"That happens to be one of his greatest themes. So no. And I'm not thinking of rewriting Beethoven's ninth either. It just sounds like a thankless task, you know? So that's unequivocally a no."

It isn't known what him change his mind at this time, but it's clear that the score is in very capable hands.