Fans were excited to see the full track list for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 release online earlier this week, but it may surprise some fans to learn that director James Gunn's favorite song in the film isn't actually on Awesome Mix Vol. 2.
Awesome Mix Vol. 2 features all of the licensed music used in the movie. Considering how incredibly well Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 sold, it can be unfortunately easy to forget that there's also an original score to the Guardians of the Galaxy films.
It is from the original score for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, composed by Tyler Bates, that Gunn chose his favorite song. The song is simply titled "Dad," suggesting it is used in moments involving Peter Quill and his father, Ego.
Bates also scored the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Bates frequently collaborates with Gunn, and also scored Gunn's Super, Slither, and The Belko Experiment. Bates' other film work includes Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, Watchmen, and Sucker Punch, as well as John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 2, Rob Zombie's Halloween II, and Conan the Barbarian.
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Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.0comments
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.
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