The Red Capes Are Coming is a track from the original score for Zack Snyder 's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice composed by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL. The piece begins with a distinct melody consisting of piano and a string section for which appears again in the track, Problems Up Here. This melody may be a motif for Jesse Eisenberg 's Lex Luthor. The track's title is inspired from a line quoted by Luthor where he compares Superman to the invading British "red-coats" for whom Paul Revere famously rode on horseback to his allies to alert their arrival. The piece is heard when Luthor goes to visit a quarantined crash site for General Zod's ship.