The Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer has been discussing a little about his work on the upcoming Batman movie and took the time to explain a few of the reasons behind Christopher Nolan’s secrecy over the film. Hans claims that he believes that movies are supposed to be made this way and that the audience respond better when they know less about a film.
Zimmer explained, “Well, I think that there are two elements to this. One is, I think, to be able to do really good work, you have to have the chance to fail in privacy. And if everybody’s watching you on the Internet, I think it stifles creativity. And I think Dark Knight is the perfect example of this idea. Everybody knew we were making a Batman movie. But until it came out they didn’t know it was going to be that sort of a Batman movie.”
He added, “Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? We’re supposed to go and surprise you. And part of the experience has to be a surprise. It feels a little bit like we’re working very hard at protecting part of what is great about movies - the surprise. Because it seems like the world doesn’t want you to do that anymore.” The Dark Knight Rises sees Christian Bale take on the role as Batman for the third and final time, when it is released on July 20.