Ever since “The Dark Knight Rises” soundtrack track listing made its way online on Monday, we’ve been dying to hear what Hans Zimmer‘s third and final Batman score for Christopher Nolan has in store for us. Well, the powers that be have delivered.
Batman-News.com got their hands on 30-second-long samples of each of the songs on the “Dark Knight Rises” score. They don’t tell us much about the plot of the movie, but for those of you who are score junkies like we are, the teaser satisfies our curiosity for what Zimmer has in store for us.
A few tracks stand out in our minds, particularly “Mind If I Cut In?” — which seems to be the scene from the trailers where Selina Kyle dances with Bruce Wayne — and “Despair” — which is reminiscent of a ticking time bomb. “Fear Will Find You” is the song that we most frequently hear in “The Dark Knight Rises” trailers and promotion, while “Rise” is the final and most interesting track on the score. It was probably an intentional choice that none of the chanting that earned Zimmer so much attention when the first teaser trailer was released in this preview of the soundtrack.
Zimmer previously promised that this was going to be the best score in Nolan’s trilogy.
“Before Chris [Nolan] started shooting, I had an idea. I went to the Warner [Bros.’] music department and I said, ‘Have I earned the right yet to book the biggest, craziest orchestra for two days, and try this experiment for ‘Dark Knight?’ And if it goes wrong, if I don’t like it or if Chris doesn’t like it, we can just pretend these two days never happened,” he told Hero Complex back in February. “Basically it worked out, and snippets of it are starting to appear in the trailer. And really I have 25 minutes of very, very radical, very different stuff.”
The soundtrack is available starting July 17.
“The Dark Knight Rises” stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman. It’s coming to theaters and IMAX on July 20.