John Murphy to score James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad
A day after an initial announcement that James Gunn would be re-teaming with Tyler Bates for the score on the upcoming The Suicide Squad, Slash Film has brought word that John Murphy (Kick-Ass) will be the one to compose the score for the next installment in the DC Extended Universe.
Murphy got his rise to fame with Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and went on to collaborate with Danny Boyle for 28 Days Later and Sunshine, as well as the blockbuster projects Miami Vice, Kick-Ass and Armored.
The Suicide Squad cast includes: David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Maylin Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Deigo Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Brage, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.
Davis, Robbie, Courtney, and Kinnaman will all play the same roles they had in the 2016 film, reprising as Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag, respectively. The cast is also stacked with other James Gunn alums like David Dastmalchian, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Steve Agee, and Michael Rooker, plus fellow Marvel creatives like Taika Waititi.
The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Chuck Roven and Peter Safran will serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie.
The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021.