The Suicide Squad: James Gunn Celebrates Movie’s Soundtrack Being #1 on iTunes
The Suicide Squad is finally here, and its popularity at the box office isn't the movie's only success. Currently, the film's soundtrack is #1 on iTunes and Apple Music. Director James Gunn took to Twitter today to celebrate that fact and reveal that the movie's score, which was created by John Murphy (28 Days Later, Kick-Ass), is currently #4 on the streaming sites. "A movie to me is two things," Gunn previously shared in a statement. "Picture and sound. It's how you put those two things together that help tell a story and hopefully move an audience. So, music is incredibly important!"
"#TheSuicideSquad soundtrack is currently the #1 Soundtrack on iTunes/@AppleMusic & John Murphy's incredible score is #4. Listen to them now!!," Gunn tweeted. You can check out his post below:
#TheSuicideSquad soundtrack is currently the #1 Soundtrack on iTunes/@AppleMusic & John Murphy's incredible score is #4. Listen to them now!! https://t.co/AAF1MG34Ms— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 6, 2021
If you're a big fan of The Suicide Squad's soundtrack, you're in luck, because it was just announced that it's being released on vinyl. You can head to MondoShop to grab the soundtrack, which features songs from Johnny Cash, The Decemberists, Louis Prima, grandson, and more.
"So one of my favorite current musical artists wrote & recorded a song for #TheSuicideSquad & I feel like I'm standing so close to a pop classic that it's burning my brain. I have been singing it non-stop for a week. Can't wait to share… soon," Gunn wrote on Twitter before the movie was released. "In all honesty, it actually features TWO of my favorite new artists who I've professed love for in the past."
ComicBook.com recently had a chat with composer John Muprhy, which you can watch at the top of the page.
The Suicide Squad's cast includes Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Steve Agee as John Economos and King Shark (on-set reference), Sylvester Stallone as the voice of King Shark, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, John Cena as Peacemaker, Michael Rooker as Savant, Flula Borg as Javelin, Peter Capaldi as Thinker, Nathan Fillion as TDK, Mayling Ng as Mongal, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Joaquin Cosio as General Mateo Suarez, Juan Diego Botto as Luna, Storm Reid as Tyla, Alice Braga as Sol Soria, Jennifer Holland as Emilia Harcourt, and Taika Waititi.
The Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters and is available to watch on HBO Max.