John Williams’ music from the 70s and 80s Superman movies is among the most iconic themes from the superhero genre, and the fact is that the theme could have been used in Man of Steel as well. As we all know by now, Hans Zimmer wrote the music for the film, which was certainly a good soundtrack, but many of us may have missed Williams’ uplifting soundtrack that truly symbolizes the good in the hero. However, the reason behind the decision not to use Williams’ music was not up to Snyder, but Warner Bros. simply forbade him from using it, recently revealed Jay Oliva who also worked on the film.
[…] Zack and I loved that theme but the studio wouldn’t let us use it because they wanted something new for this Superman. It turned out to be a good thing because Hanz’ theme was perfect.