Guardian of the Galaxy composer Tyler Bates will provide the score for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
Warner Bros. is moving forward on a new take on The Suicide Squad with James Gunn at the helm as both writer and director. Now, Film Music Reporter writes that Tyler Bates will compose the score for the highly-anticipated DC film.
James Gunn and Tyler Bates have previously collaborated on Slither, Super, Movie 42, Guardian of the Galaxy, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Additional score credits to Tyler Bates’ name include Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and all three installments of the John Wick film series.
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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.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.
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Source: Film Music Reporter