Director James Gunn has confirmed on his Facebook page that Tyler Bates will be composing the score for Marvel’s upcoming superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy. The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio del Toro, Karen Gillian, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace and Dave Bautista. Vin Diesel is also in talks to join the film’s cast. The movie based on the Marvel Comics characters created by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning follows a U.S pilot who bands with a group of ex-cons from other planets after he’s thrust in the middle of a universal conflict. Gunn is writing and directing the project and Kevin Feige (The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk) is producing the movie for Marvel Studios. Bates and Gunn have previously collaborated on numerous projects, including the features Slither and Super, as well as the Beezel segment of Movie 43. Guardians of the Galaxy is set to be released on August 1, 2014 by Walt Disney Pictures.
Bates is also scoring AMC’s original series Low Winter Sun starring Mark Strong. His upcoming feature projects also include Ti West’s The Sacrament, Joe Johnston’s Not Safe for Work and Takashi Shimizu’s 7500.