Hans Zimmer Quit Scoring Batman Movies Because He Wasn’t Feeling Ben Affleck

What a coincidence! Jennifer Garner also quit enduring having to hire 400 pound nannies with leprosy because she wasn’t feeling Ben Affleck! (Or did she?)

Superstar film composer Hans Zimmer is fucking done professionally scoring Batman movies. He was so enamored of Christian Bale’s laughably growly take on Batman that Ben Affleck’s interpretation (that would seemingly be “florid and premenstrual“) left him feeling hollow inside.

FYI, Hans. Ben Affleck’s version of Batman has left a lot of people feeling hollow inside. Such as comic book geeks, the citizens of Gotham City, any poor bastard actor they’ve approached to play the inevitable role of Robin, etc. The list goes on.

In an interview with Inverse, Hans explained why Batman v. Superman: Even Judge Judy Wouldn’t Rule On This Shit was the last superhero movie he will ever score.

It just did my brain in to have written Christian Bale as Batman, and suddenly it’s Ben Affleck [in *Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice*]. And it felt like I was betraying everything Christian had done. So there’s a certain amount of loyalty attached to those movies, as well.

I spent months trying to come up with something for Ben. The Batman that I know and the one I learned is the one that Christian did, and Ben plays it differently. And I can’t quite shake that off. For me, the Christian Bale character was always completely unresolved. It was always about that moment at the beginning of the first movie, where he sees his parents getting killed. It was basically arrested development. The Ben character is more middle-aged; he seems to be grumpy as hell, but I didn’t feel the pain that I felt in Christian’s performance. And it was that pain that made me interested.

You know Hans meant to say “lumpy as hell,” but caught himself.

Ben has undergone a series of woe-is-me moments in the past couple of years. He’s got his on-and-off divorce crap with Jennifer Garner, Batman v. Superman was ravaged by the critics, he dropped out of directing himself in the next Batman movie, and he recently revealed that he was in rehab again for issues with booze.

This new revelation from the esteemed Hans might fuck with Ben’s sobriety, sort of like pretty much everything Ben’s done after Good Will Hunting (I’ll give him a pass on The Town and Gone Girl) has fucked with mine.

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  1. Eh, I prefer Danny Elfman’s score on the Burton Batman movies.

  2. I think we can safely start reporting that the divorce is off (if it was ever really ON in the first place, which I doubt). In June it will be two years since they announced, and he never even moved out. They pick up the kids together, they vacation together, they do everything together. That’s not a normal co-parenting relationship. Neither one has dated anyone else. I mean, come on. The writing is on the wall.

  3. Jen’s going to set her own work aside (again) to rehab his image from the ground up (again). Starting tomorrow probably with a church stroll with all the kiddies.

  4. except Jen Garner…

  5. Old pics. His head is at least twice that size these days. And I think he’s gone up a cup size, too.

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  7. Said no one, ‘cept Jay. Jay, party of one, your table”s ready!

  8. I’m with Hans Z. Ben Affleck is a lump of margarine.

  9. Marisa Ptomaine

    If they used the same score for all these movies would anybody notice or care?

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  12. anonymousey

    lmao! batfleck or poor traumatized hamster?
    oh the humanity!!!
    k take one for poor hamster, batfleck.
    thnx for that. gave me a good lol!

  13. craigypants

    I don’t think people give a shit about this. Hardly shocking news.

  14. I feel like someone needs to fuck life and joy into him and bring him back to life. Maybe it’s the new face lifting Botox etc

  15. hehehehe

  16. This isnt like that, Jared did a great job with Joker there’s a difference. Ben isn’t comparable to Bale’s version of batman, this is purely artistic for Hans and I can see how he might not be getting inspired by Ben and the new movies. It’s not about resisting change or not accepting it.

  17. Yup. That was when my hope officially died. When I saw THAT, with the stupid “Hahahaha” tattoos and the grill!

  18. He’s already one of the most wanted with a very busy schedule and offers piled up from great movies that are better than batman. He’s not passing out on a paycheck, he’s shitting on Ben and the new Batman movies. Hans is too good to work on anything that doesn’t show any potential to be a great remarkable movie, his music is always a classic. Batman clearly lacks in that classic material department and he’s still getting paid.

  19. Nikitainthesection

    This one? Hahahaha!!


  20. That’s sort of interesting to me. This past Christmas I was sick as a dog and laid up in bed, too sick too really watch tv but slipping in and out of sleep. I had the film channel on and at some point Batman vs Superman came on. I wasn’t watching but the only thing that popped through my feverish haze was the score. I kept thinking ‘what a good score’. So, the man might not have felt inspired but he sure does know his craft.

  21. I like Ben’s Batman.

  22. Maybe they realized how shitty a Joker he was.

  23. I want to be best friends with this Hans

  24. I’ll never understand this. They put out trailers making everyone think the movie is gonna rely heavily on The Joker. Like, they build an entire color scheme around him, put fuckin smiley faces, skulls and hahas everywhere making this look like some fuckin pop punk 2005 aesthetic or some shit…and then they cut out like 70% of his scenes. Wow, OKAY THEN.

  25. FUCK, Nightwing, Nightwing! DAMN AUTOCORRECT.

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