Peacemaker creator James Gunn says the upcoming HBO Max series has his favorite soundtrack he’s ever put together.
As filming comes to a close on HBO Max’s Peacemaker, series creator/writer/co-director James Gunn confirms that the show has his favorite soundtrack he’s ever put together.
On Twitter, Gunn was asked by a fan if Peacemaker‘s soundtrack had a “special fondness” like the director’s feature films, or if the show’s soundtrack was “a little more forgotten.” Gunn replied, “The soundtrack for [Peacemaker] Season 1 is my favorite I’ve ever done.”
Of course, Gunn have become rather well-known for his film’s soundtracks. After all, part of the reason his 2014 Marvel Studios movie Guardians of the Galaxy became such a hit was its soundtrack, which features various hits from the ’60s and ’70s like “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede, “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone, “Cherry Bomb” by The Runaways and “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 carried on this tradition with tracks like “Fox on the Run” by Sweet, “Come a Little Bit Closer” by Jay and the Americans, “Surrender” by Cheap Trick and “Mr. Blue Sky” by the Electric Light Orchestra.
Gunn’s upcoming DC Extended Universe film The Suicide Squad also appears to be going for a 1970s feel, with its first official trailer featuring the song “Dirty Work” by Steely Dan, which released on the band’s 1972 debut album Can’t Buy a Thrill. The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran has described the DC film as a “gritty 1970s war movie,” with Gunn himself likening the film to 1960s releases like The Dirty Dozen and The Great Escape.
The Suicide Squad is slated to release in theaters and on HBO Max on Aug. 6. Peacemaker is a spinoff series focusing on the character Peacemaker, who is played in both projects by former WWE Champion and F9 star John Cena. Peacemaker is expected to premiere on HBO Max in early 2022. Gunn serves as creator, producer and head writer on the series, as well as director on multiple episodes, including the pilot. Originally created by Joe Gill and Pat Boyette, the character of Christopher Smith/Peacemaker first appeared in 1966’s Fightin’ 5 #40.
Produced by James Gunn, Peacemaker stars John Cena, Steve Agee, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Holland, Chris Conrad, Chukwudi Iwuji, Lochlyn Munro, Annie Chang, Alison Araya, Lenny Jacobson, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow, Rizwan Manji and Christopher Heyerdahl. The series premieres on HBO Max in January 2022.
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