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“Man of Steel” recruits composer Hans Zimmer


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Well, we’re glad Warner Bros. is keeping it all in the family.

Variety is reporting that the studio has hired Hans Zimmer to score Zack Snyder‘s upcoming superhero flick “Man of Steel.” It’s worth noting that this will be the first movie that Snyder has made that hasn’t been scored by Tyler Bates. But hey, we’re getting Zimmer instead. You hear that? It’s no one complaining.

We likely can credit this pairing to Christopher Nolan, who is acting as a producer on “Man of Steel.” Zimmer and Nolan have worked together on all three Batman films and “Inception,” and likely will continue their working relationship on future projects as well. There’s a reason that Zimmer has been nominated for nine Oscars and won one of them: he’s great at what he does. If anyone can come close to topping the iconic score John Williams came up with for 1978’s “Superman,” it’s Zimmer.

Hopefully this bodes well for Snyder’s take on “Man of Steel.” He earned his name with his “Dawn of the Dead” remake and “300” adaptation, but Snyder lost his stride when “Watchmen” only reached a niche audience and “Sucker Punch” — his only original work — was almost universally panned. With Nolan likely having a thing or two to say about who acts as composer for the flick, maybe that means he and Warner Bros have stepped in more than once to make sure “Man of Steel” lives up to our expectations.

“Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne. It is due in theaters on June 14, 2013.

Are you excited to hear what Zimmer comes up with for “Man of Steel’s” score? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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