The Suicide Squad director James Gunn confirmed the composer for the DC film and praised his previous work.
Although it originally seemed like James Gunn was reuniting with Tyler Bates for The Suicide Squad score, the director recently confirmed that British composer John Murphy has joined the DC film. There’s still over a year to go until the new version of the supervillain team arrives in theaters, but Gunn has quickly made the movie one of the most anticipated DC projects in the pipeline.On Twitter, the director teased that Murphy’s previous work makes him the perfect candidate for The Suicide Squad.
When asked who’s scoring The Suicide Squad, Gunn confirmed John Murphy as the composer, praising his work on Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later and Sunshine. The director mentioned that they’re creating “something truly special” for the film’s score. He also joked that Murphy’s Liverpudlian accent is hilarious and keeps him amused. The director is no stranger to discussing his work on Twitter, previously explaining to fans that he doesn’t have a problem if Warner Bros. chooses to release the Ayer Cut of the first Suicide Squad film.
John Murphy. I was a huge fan of his from his work on 28 Days Later, Sunshine, & so many other films, & we’re creating something truly special with the score for #TheSuicideSquad. As a side benefit, he’s got a hilarious Beatle accent that keeps me amused. https://t.co/qVmks0r5Pq
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 27, 2020
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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
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