Director James Gunn revealed on his Facebook page earlier today that Tyler Bates has come aboard to compose the score for Guardians of the Galaxy. Take a look at the director's message below, revealing that the musician has already recording portions of the score during production.

"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!"

Tyler Bates composed the scores for both James Gunn's previous directorial efforts, Slither and Super. Other notable scores include Dawn Of The Dead (which James Gunn wrote), 300, Watchmen, Conan the Barbarian, Killer Joe and The Darkest Hour.

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