Tyler Bates has signed on to score Netflix’s upcoming Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 spinoff series, Marvel’s The Punisher.
Bates scored both Guardians of the Galaxy and Galaxy Vol. 2. Director James Gunn even said that one of Bates's songs for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is his favorite in the movie, beating out the many licensed songs on Awesome Mix Vol. 2.
Bates frequently collaborates with Gunn. He 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.
Jon Bernthal debuted as Frank Castle, the Punisher, in Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2. He will reprise the role for The Punisher, which is the first Marvel spinoff series on Netflix. The series also stars Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson. Steve Lightfoot serves as the showrunner.
Filming on The Punisher began in October 2016 and ended in April 2017. The Punisher will release in late 2017, following the release of The Defenders, on Netflix.
The Punisher is based on the Marvel Comics character created by Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr., and Ross Andru, who debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #129 in 1974. Originally intended as a cautionary Spider-Man villain, the Punisher's relentless, hardline vigilante tactics resonated with certain fans and turned him into a cult favorite. He has since starred in several ongoing series from Marvel Comics and three previous live-action movies: one starring Dolph Lundgren in 1989, another starring Thomas Jane in 2004, and Punisher: War Zone starring Ray Stevenson in 2004
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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.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.
Source: Film Music Reporter