James Gunn is best known for helming guardians of the galaxy, a film that has a notoriously epic soundtrack. Gunn is clearly thinking about the music for his films, in fact he revealed in May that the soundtrack for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is already done. “The soundtrack is finished. Filming for the film begins at the end of the year,” he shared on Twitter. While Gunn offers a range of music in his films, there are songs he refuses to use. Responding to a few questions from fans on Instagram this week, Gunn opened up about why he wouldn’t use King Harvest’s “Dancing in the Moonlight.”
“Song or artist / musical genre that you do NOT want in your movies and that people (no one) keep asking,” one fan asked. “A thousand people told me they wanted ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ in a Guardians movie and it feels overused to me so it won’t happen, ”Gunn replied.
Gunn recently spoke to CinemaBlend why some of the guardians of the galaxy the songs are not in the same order on the soundtrack as the movie. Some Marvel fans noticed this during the first two versions and wanted an explanation.
“I think [it’s] because the order in which they are in the movie is different from the order in which they work well, ”Gunn revealed. “As someone who’s edited mixtapes all of their life, the order of songs in the movie doesn’t work out exactly the same way. So that’s why. When you put songs together, there is a flow in the way the songs work together. And if you put them in order in the movie, it gets too pop-y in the front and too dark in the back. It gets a little darker as it goes on, especially Flight. 2.“
In addition to the next Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Gunn also The suicide squad soon in theaters. Last month, he took to Twitter to tease the soundtrack for that movie.
“So one of my favorite current musical artists wrote and recorded a song for #TheSuicideSquad and I feel like I’m so close to a pop classic it burns my brain. nonstop for a week. Can not wait to share… soon, ”Gunn wrote. “In all fairness, it actually features TWO of my favorite new artists that I have professed love for in the past.”
The suicide squad hits theaters and on HBO Max on August 6. the Guardians of the Galaxy vacation special is slated for release on Disney + during the 2022 vacation, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled for May 23, 2023.