Look at Indiana Jones
but a great, grand, theme is needed for Batman.
Much like cinematography, directing, acting and just about everything else associated with filmmaking, scoring has evolved with the times. Operatic scores such as John Williams' Star Wars
and Indiana Jones
, Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek: The Motion Picture
and even Danny Elfman's own Batman
(which is quality music but an absolutely terrible
score), are elements of a filmmaking age that has passed by. I don't think that a superhero movie has a pre-requisite of a "great, grand theme" in order to work -- just look at Iron Man
, which had no memorable scoring whatsoever, but worked perfectly.