Regarding the score, I respectfully disagree that its too similar to Nolan's Batman films. I'm not saying its not similar either, but to me it doesn't sound at all like a retread Batman score..it sounds pretty original.
I always loved that Zimmer created something atypical for Batman, that it sounded unique to the world of cinema. If anything, they should have left James Newton Howard out of the mix for those movies. I respect him as a composer, but his contribution sounds too conventional for my liking, not that I find it inappropriate, particularly since Batman is such a big property for WB, but Zimmer's contribution to those movies seems much more distinctive and interesting. Nolan's movies are usually too out of the box for a conventional score, and Zimmer seems to have the right approach to me, and if anthing he seems less stylistically restrained here than he did on the Batman films. I think the Inception score is a bit of an evolution in his 'Nolan style' and so it feels wholely appropriate to me, and not too similar to Batman at all. Perhaps there are some cues that have some similarities, but it doesn't make me think of Batman while watching Inception, and to me that's the ultimate litmus test.
One of the most innovative directors in terms of how music is used in a film is Michael Mann, and I hear cues that remind me of how he would use music in a film here. Not that they sound like they belong in a film of his, just that they feel unconventional and cool as hell in the movie. The song 'Old Souls' sounds like it was influenced a bit by the jazzy atmospheric tones of the Blade Runner score. Not surprising given Nolan's love for that movie. Overall, I think this score is better than Batman's.. but I guess its doomed to comparison because Batman came before it.
I'd be curious as to what Julyan could have done. His scores haven't seemed as grand as someone like Zimmer, which was needed for this film, for sure. I don't know that it means he can't do it either... just sayin'. I also loved the music in the trailer, and had assumed that it woud make its way to the movie. Did Hans not construct that score?