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As reported on NuketheFridge.com last week, Director Zack Snyder (“Watchmen,” “300”) and composer Hans Zimmer (“The Dark Knight,” “Inception”) were slated to work together on Warner Bros. “Superman: Man of Steel.” Unfortunately, this news was premature. Zimmer is not locked into any kind of scoring arrangement for the Superman epic reboot. Zimmer blames the murder of his long time publicist Ronni Chasen as the cause for everything getting out of hand.

Zimmer made this comment to THR:

Hans Zimmer: You know, it’s like some dirty quote taken out of context. Let’s just be absolutely straight here: I have never in my life met Zack Snyder. I think I need to give him a ring. But here’s the thing: No Ronni [Chasen]. Suddenly all sorts of stuff starts flowing around with no warning.

Although no composer has been signed to score the Superman film, Zimmer could still be in the running for the job. However, he does have misgivings about changing composer John Williams’s Superman theme and speaking with Zack Snyder.

Zimmer continued (with THR):

Zimmer: Right! John Williams, the greatest living composer — full stop. And 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. I have never spoken with Zack Snyder.

Superman: Man of Steel is currently set for a holiday 2012 release.