Although Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t live up to the hype for a lot of film critics and casual moviegoers, there is growing optimism that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad will not suffer the same fate. The hype surrounding that film hasn’t wavered, thanks in large part to some early screening responses, as well as trailers, teasers, and rumors that have done their job keeping fans intrigued over what is presumed to be one this summer’s biggest blockbusters.
The arguments surrounding BVS may never cease, but one area of the film that largely avoided criticism was the use of Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL to put together the music for the film. The DC Extended Universe excelled in this department, and Ayer teased fans on Twitter to expect more of the same in Suicide Squad with the Academy Award-Winning Steven Price (Fury, Gravity) putting together the music for Ayer’s film.
Ayer doesn’t include any audio in the tweet, but you can the rather large string section surrounding Price. In the distance, you can see Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) on a large screen facing the composer as he leads the strings section during another day of working on the music for the film.
Ayer is obviously quite aware of the reputation Price has, so his decision to tease fans with a picture of him in action shouldn’t come as a major shock. Price comes to Suicide Squad with quite the resume. In addition to his acclaimed work on Gravity, he also handled the scores for The World’s End and Attack the Block. Making the right selection for a film’s composer, although rarely talked about, is a major decision that Ayer appears to have nailed by selecting an award-winning composer who he has previously worked with to oversee the scoring for what may be one of the biggest films of Ayer’s career. A good score can go a long way, and there is no reason to think the score for Suicide Squad won’t deliver Price another round of acclaim.
Still, it would be nice to get even a snippet of what the score will sound like for the film, but maybe Ayer is just holding that bit closer to the film’s release date.
Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020.
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