A Bit From Superman Returns

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bill-swift - August 22, 2005

On top of this snazy picture from EW's Popwatch (no it's not bigger over there, so you don't need to click out), Superhero Hype pointed to this interview with the John Ottman, the composer for the new Superman film, on Superman Homepage. So what's the big deal about this interview, you ask? Well, Ottman reveals what parts of the original score will be used in te new film.

Q: The question that everybody wants to know John, apart from the main Superman fanfare, will there be any other parts of John Williams' original score used in Superman Returns?

A: I don't think so. We tried out the Lois Lane theme (Can you read my mind), and, don't get me wrong, its a GREAT theme, but the feel of that theme over this contemporary film, it's gagging, and it's awful. It just seemed stupid. So I'm hoping that we don't have to do that. Just for the moment we're actualy temping with (the score from) 'Solaris'. It works really well, and more of it's kind of modern, so the film can go with it. Its important that the film goes somewhere without trying too hard to pay homage to the past. So to answer your question, besides the fanfare, the score will be original.

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