Everything we know about the next Superman film has come straight from James Gunn as he shares his excitement for this project. In what could be seen as an attempt to keep radical speculation out of the media, he has been highly forthcoming with any news concerning ‘Superman: Legacy‘.
The latest to be shared is the reveal of composer John Murphy writing the score for the movie. Gunn announced on social media that Murphy was one of the first people Gunn contacted after completing the script and has been working on it tirelessly ever since. Entering the ranks of John Williams and Hans Zimmer, Murphy’s score will be just as important to the film’s success as any casting or set location.
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Having composed for the film industry since the 1980’s, John Murphy is no stranger to powerful, emotionally driven music. His credits include ‘Adagio in D minor’ from the suspenseful sci-fi film ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, musical scores for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 3’, ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’, ‘The Suicide Squad’, ’28 Days Later’, ’28 Weeks Later’, and ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ to name a few.
No doubt James Gunn has chosen John Murphy because they’ve worked together before, but his resume speaks for itself and his involvement ensures Gunn isn’t taking any elements for ‘Superman: Legacy’ lightly. Capable of some truly moving pieces, Murphy is sure to deliver a memorial score worthy of the Superman film franchise and I can’t wait to hear it.