Suicide Squad Scores Composer, Joker Talk

In the wake of the new trailer for David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” comes word that Steven Price has been hired as composer of the music for the DC Comics supervillain team-up feature says FMR.

Price previously collaborated with Ayer on the WW2 tank film “Fury,” won an Oscar in 2014 for his work on Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and did the robust scores for both Joe Cornish’s “Attack the Block” and Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End”.

USA Today has spoken with Ayer and the film’s producer Zack Snyder this week with the filmmaker talking up Jared Leto’s take on The Joker. First up, Ayer:

“This iteration of him, people will realize there really is a continuity of history – there is a lot of respect for what the Joker represents, who he is as a character. He is the best known villain in fiction so there’s an incredible responsibility there to also be faithful to what he is but at the same time push him into this next world, next time, next phase.

Then Snyder spoke some more about the actor’s commitment to the part:

The commitment to the role, you’re going to see that really shine through in a way that you’re not used to seeing actors in movies really go all the way with (in) every little moment and every little breath. You’re going to get taken on a journey with Jared that I don’t know that everyone’s ready for but I think it will be amazing”

People kept their distance from the actor when he was in Joker mode. Ayer says:

“I love helping actors find what methodology works best for them. It’s like tailoring a suit – it’s not one size fits all. But it really made an event when he would show up on set. There was almost a pageantry to him, which did translate into the character and the power on screen he has… The hairs stand up on the back of your neck.”

Also released today is a featurette about the film, cut together from the DC Presents Dawn of Justice special:

Finally check out a whole bunch of screen captures from the recent trailer: