In a small chat earlier in the week, Hans hinted at Man of Steel being released in surround sound when I had asked about M:I-2 being out of print:
No idea. Never even listened to it… Hate stereo they took away all that pretty surround! That might change on the 11th!
With that, his comments are elaborated upon in detail with this interview by HighDef Digest.
This reiterates his early comments from the ’90s that all album compiling is handed over to others.
His affinity for surround sound reflects his working studio setup, which had a unique feature in which the channels can be re-routed from front to back if he happened to be facing in the opposite direction. This setup was also replicated in his home studio.