John Williams’ Superman: The Movie score remains iconic and, to a lesser extent, so does what Hans Zimmer delivered in Man of Steel. Now, DC Studios’ co-CEO and Superman: Legacy writer/director James Gunn has confirmed composer John Murphy will lend his talents to the upcoming reboot.
Murphy, a British composer who has collaborated with the likes of Danny Boyle, Guy Ritchie, Michael Mann, Matthew Vaughn, and Stephen Frears, will reteam with Gunn for the fourth time.
He previously scored The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker and later joined the filmmaker in the MCU for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He also worked on the 2010 comic book movie, Kick-Ass. Other credits include Sunshine, Miami Vice, and 28 Days Later.
“Happy to announce that my frequent collaborator [John Murphy] is scoring [Superman: Legacy],” Gunn said on Instagram today. “John was one of the first people I called when I finished the script many months ago as I knew how incredibly important the score was to this production.”
“John has been working tirelessly since, creating hours worth of music that we’ll play on set as we shoot [and] use in the edit [and] that will eventually be recorded with a glorious symphony for all of you. Welcome to the DCU, John!”
When will we first hear his new Superman theme? Production on the movie begins in March, meaning Gunn might have something to show by the time Comic-Con rolls around in July; however, until a proper trailer is released, we probably won’t get to fully hear what Murphy has dreamed up for the DCU’s new Man of Tomorrow.
Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.
David Corenswet is playing the Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane. Other recent casting additions include Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor.
Superman: Legacy is currently set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.