'The Suicide Squad': 'Guardians' composer Tyler Bates hired to score music for James Gunn's upcoming flick
James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' is one of the big superhero, or shall we say anti-superhero, flicks that is slated to release next year. Gunn, known for his hit MCU films, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' will be helming the project, meaning expectations to see a quirky, unique style of storytelling is pretty high from fans.
The latest development according to Film Music Reporter is the site claiming that 'John Wick' music composer Tyler Bates will compose the score for the DC film. Bates has previously worked with Gunn on 'Guardians' and his other list of major projects include 'Hobbs & Shaw', '300' and 'Deadpool 2'.
In April, Gunn confirmed the sequel was "still on schedule" despite the production being halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. When the director fielded questions on Instagram, a fan asked him about the possibility of seeing new footage this year. To this, Gunn replied, "likely".
Along with a bunch of new characters, the 2021 release is inspired by the classic Jon Ostrander's version of the Suicide Squad comics. There are two possibilities that have been discussed so far. In one version, the titular anti-heroes are assigned a mission to retrieve a weapon of mass destruction. The other theory suggests that the plot will be loosely based on Gail Simone's comic, The Secret Six, which features some of the anti-heroes from 'Suicide Squad' who team up with a slew of new supervillains. At this stage, it is safe to say, these are pure speculations.
The full cast of the movie, as revealed by Gunn in a Twitter post, includes David Dastmalchian, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Taika Waititi, Daniela Melchior, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman (as Rick Flag), Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Peter Capaldi, Jai Courtney (as Captain Boomerang), Mayling Ng, Storm Reid, Steve Agee, Julio Ruiz, Joaquín Cosío, Flula Borg, Pete Davidson, Tinashe Kajese, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis (as Amanda Waller), Idris Elba, Margot Robbie (as Harley Quinn) and Michael Rooker.
DC's next major film is 'Wonder Woman 1984' that is set to release on August 14. 'The Suicide Squad' is slated to release on August 6, 2021.