Zimmer is known for his work on Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He has also worked on Nolan's upcoming Dark Knight Rises, which comes out this summer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Man of Steel will be Zimmer's fifth collaboration with Nolan following the Batman movies and his Oscar-nominated work on Inception.
The Superman reboot, produced by Nolan, stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Russell Crowe as Superman's biological father Jor-El.
Watchmen director Zack Snyder is helming the project.
Man of Steel is expected for a June 14, 2013 release in both the UK and the US.