There is already a confirmed composer to compose the soundtrack for the upcoming DC production: John Murphy
Murphy would compose the score for The Suicide Squad, Gunn’s next film within DCEU that would serve as a reboot for David Ayer’s original work, which was a fairly blockbuster, but critically failed.
Until a few hours earlier, the initial announcement was that Gunn had recruited his frequent collaborator Tyler Bates to set up a thrill in music. The news of a repeat of the producer-musician combo came courtesy of the film Music Reporter, which was fairly brief when disclosing the information, as it did not provide much detail, such as when did the conversation take place or what would Bates’ point of view be? For the tunes that accompany the villain upon his return to the screen. Now, Slashfilm has taken it upon itself to offer an update, vigorously claiming that what was originally reported was inaccurate.
The addition of John Murphy to The Suicide Squad makes him the second person to score a film score for the evil team recruited by Amanda Waller.
When the first film was released in 2016, the work of providing a musical identity for the project was done by Steven Price, who made a name for himself in Hollywood thanks to the works of Edgar White and Joe Cornish, of which World’s End Uncover, attack Block, Baby Driver and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. For his part, Murphy has composed for productions such as Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (both by Guy Ritchie), 28 Years Later and Sunshine. (By Danny Boyle), and also Kick-Ass, by Matthew Vaughan.It will be interesting to hear what the 55-year-old Brit’s musical style will bring to the franchise.
The suicide squad will feature performances by Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnan, Jay Courtney, David Destmalchian, John Cena, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayana Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Boto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson. Tika Vetti, Alice Braga, Steve Agye, Tinashe Cajes, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Idris Elba and Michael Rucker. Its premiere is scheduled for August 6, 2021.