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 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

According to slashfilm, Tyler Bates will be scoring Guardians of the Galaxy.

http://www.slashfilm.com/tyler-bates-to-score-marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy/#more-190932


A composer has been set for Marvel Studio’s August 2014 galactic adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. Tyler Bates will write the music for the James Gunn directed film. Bates has worked with Gunn on his previous two films, Super and Slither, plus he’s also well-known for his work with Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder on films like Watchmen, 300 and Sucker Punch. We’ll next hear his work on the thrillers 7500 and The Sacrament.


Here’s Gunn from Facebook:

Grateful to be working with my favorite composer, Tyler Bates, on Guardians of the Galaxy. Unlike most films, Tyler writes huge chunks of the score first so that I can actually film to the music. During action scenes and huge dramatic moments we blare the score on set so that the cast, crew, and camera can move in harmony with the music. Music is often an afterthought in film, but never for us. And everything Tyler’s done so far has been amazing!

Guardians of the Galaxy is out August 1, 2014.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Neither surprised nor disappointed here. I don't hate Bates. Don't think he's great, but I think a lot of his terrible stuff is not entirely on him. The guy has, after all, had the misfortune of collaborating with Marcus Nispel, who also managed to get a disappointing score from Jonathan Elias, and Zack Snyder and Rob Zombie, who have asked things of him that don't exactly allow him to shine. But he's shown some glimmers of talent here and there, and I must say that Craig Armstrong wasn't on my radar until The Incredible Hulk blew me away, so I have high hopes that with a project like this Bates'll be able to surprise us.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

It is moments like this when I wish Zimmer would save the day by doing a last-minute replacement.

Bates is pure garbage.

But in the end, this is a film about a talking tree and a rocket-wielding raccoon. So why do I even care...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

Carter Burwell isn't good enough for Marvel but Bates is? Hmm.

I haven't liked anything from Bates but I like the sound of the movie so we'll see.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Does this comic have a big fan base? Really surprised this film is even getting made. I am as big a marvel movie geek as the next guy or gal but have zero interest in this. Seriously a talking raccoon?

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Neither surprised nor disappointed here. I don't hate Bates. Don't think he's great, but I think a lot of his terrible stuff is not entirely on him. The guy has, after all, had the misfortune of collaborating with Marcus Nispel, who also managed to get a disappointing score from Jonathan Elias, and Zack Snyder and Rob Zombie, who have asked things of him that don't exactly allow him to shine. But he's shown some glimmers of talent here and there, and I must say that Craig Armstrong wasn't on my radar until The Incredible Hulk blew me away, so I have high hopes that with a project like this Bates'll be able to surprise us.

Interesting point. I hope you are right.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

neat. I fully expect death threats against Bates when the 30 second samples for the score is available next year

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Excellent! I hope the Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen shows up. You guys are a bunch of hateful lunatics.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Excellent! I hope the Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen shows up. You guys are a bunch of hateful lunatics.

! There's only been one hateful comment about Bates in the thread, and at least some of the responses have been cautiously optimistic!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

But in the end, this is a film about a talking tree and a rocket-wielding raccoon. So why do I even care...

Haha! I laughed out loud at that one!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Neither surprised nor disappointed here. I don't hate Bates. Don't think he's great, but I think a lot of his terrible stuff is not entirely on him. The guy has, after all, had the misfortune of collaborating with Marcus Nispel, who also managed to get a disappointing score from Jonathan Elias, and Zack Snyder and Rob Zombie, who have asked things of him that don't exactly allow him to shine. But he's shown some glimmers of talent here and there, and I must say that Craig Armstrong wasn't on my radar until The Incredible Hulk blew me away, so I have high hopes that with a project like this Bates'll be able to surprise us.

I honestly haven't heard any of his scores, though I have recently acquired Watchmen and Immortals through Intrada's sales. I'll be giving them a spin to see what his stuff sounds like. I had the same reaction to Armstrong - didn't know who he was until his impressive Hulk score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I honestly haven't heard any of his scores, though I have recently acquired Watchmen and Immortals through Intrada's sales. I'll be giving them a spin to see what his stuff sounds like. I had the same reaction to Armstrong - didn't know who he was until his impressive Hulk score.

Just FYI, Immortals is by Trevor Morris. Enjoy!

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Just FYI, Immortals is by Trevor Morris. Enjoy!

Oh, you're totally right. I was just thinking of composers whom I've heard of but hadn't heard any of their works. I do have 2 Bates' scores, though, the other being God of War: Ascension from LLL. Guss I'll be giving that a spin sometime soon.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

! There's only been one hateful comment about Bates in the thread, and at least some of the responses have been cautiously optimistic!

Maybe I should've said "spiteful."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 9:40 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Excellent! I hope the Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen shows up. You guys are a bunch of hateful lunatics.

Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen mode?

Did you miss-type John Carpenter and Philip Glass as "Bates"?

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Excellent! I hope the Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen shows up. You guys are a bunch of hateful lunatics.

Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen mode?

Did you miss-type John Carpenter and Philip Glass as "Bates"?


No.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Excellent! I hope the Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen shows up. You guys are a bunch of hateful lunatics.

Bates of Doomsday and Watchmen mode?

Did you miss-type John Carpenter and Philip Glass as "Bates"?


No.


My apologies.

I almost thought you had mistaken the proper composers with the hack that tried (and failed) to emulate their style.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

OK, now that the bitter fanboys have had their chance to piss on this man, let me offer my opinion.

He's a very talented musician and a rather nice human being.

His work on some of the films that have been mentioned have been rather good IMHO, sure ht's not Jerry Goldsmith or Hans Zimmer..

He's his own man and I for one will keep a very open mind and look forward to hearing what he is asked to provide this film.

I'm told he's already working on it and getting a couple of songs ready to be used for playback on set so they can shoot to them.

I wish him the best on this one.

As for the bitter clueless fanboys who are pissing on him...

get a life...


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

edit

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 1:12 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Bates is pure garbage.

Succinctly put.

His work on some of the films that have been mentioned have been rather good IMHO, sure ht's not Jerry Goldsmith or Hans Zimmer...

Jerry Goldsmith OR Hans Zimmer - Ouch.

We all know you HAVE TO BE the industry's buttlicker numero uno, because you want to produce albums, you need their cooperation. It's perfectly understandable. Just, sometimes, you're carrying it too far. wink

Judged from his previous work, Tyler Bates has NO talent for film scoring. That he might be a nice guy doesn't enter into it. Bernard Herrmann OTOH wrote brilliant film music, yet, based on recorded evidence, he was also a huge prick.

 
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