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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

While the jury is still out on whether or not the quality of the DC universe films can live up to the high standard that Marvel has put forth, nothing can shake the excitement have felt after watching the recently-released “Suicide Squad” 87 times. In my eyes, if the film delivers on all the fun put forth by the trailer, than I’ll be a happy man. That being said, the film is still a good seventh months from its release, and as such, it’s still in post-production. The movie’s in the can, but it’s still a ways from the finish line, so it’s still in the movie’s best interest to lock down amazing talent to help it finish strong.

As you may have noticed in the trailer, “Suicide Squad” also has a great composer on board to score the fun-looking flick. If you look at the tail-end credits on the trailer, you’ll notice the name Steven Price.

If you’re not a freak like me, whose only interest in music revolves around movie scores, then you’ll likely not recognize the name, and that’s fine. Steven Price is relatively new in the film scoring world — he scored his first theatrically-released feature in 2011 — but the man set the world on fire when he composed the music for Alfonso Cuáron’s 2013 film, “Gravity.” It’s also worth noting that Price and “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer also collaborated on Ayer’s most recent film, “Fury.” Needless to say, it seems like the pair had a great time working together.

If you haven’t had a chance to see “Fury” or listen to its soundtrack, do yourself a favor and consume both, as they are excellent and entertaining works. “Fury’s” soundtrack had great use of vocals and electric guitars, and with a movie like “Suicide Squad,” where the wonder of these iconic villains is undercut by their crass personalities, it seems like a tremendous fit.

The plot summary for “Suicide Squad” is as follows:

“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”

What do you hope to hear from the “Suicide Squad” score? Let us know your thoughts down below! 

And if you’ve somehow missed the trailer for “Suicide Squad,” you can also check that out below!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.