Originally Posted by Elevator Man
Elfman all the way.
The problem with Zimmer and Howard's scores for the Nolan films is that they are generic trailer music, IMO. It really doesn't feel like a Batman movie when I hear it. It captures the tone Nolan wants but that's it. There aren't many themes to identify the characters with either and if there are it feels lazy and too simple to me.
This is because the music for the Advertisement (Trailer) is licensed. Hans Zimmer, etc. doesn't actually score the ad/commercial, this is typically handled by a different composer! Stock music (pre-written music) is licensed in almost all cases for the Trailer.