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Update: James Gunn is live RIGHT NOW, so click here and listen!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we're all very excited to see it land in a few months. However, fans that can't wait will have a chance to check out part of the movie very soon. Like really soon. Like, this morning, soon. According to director James Gunn, the score for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is being recorded today, and he'll be online around 8 am PST to let fans hear some of it happening live.
James Gunn is at the home of the Beatles, Abbey road Studios, to oversee the recording of the score for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He announced last night on Instagram that he'll be going online live on Facebook this morning so that we can all hear some of the movie's new music. There's a bit of a window so you'll need to be paying attention in order to know when Gunn goes live, but sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 pacific time is when the chance will arrive.
While most of the music that is remembered from the original Guardians of the Galaxy is the 1970s inspired pop music soundtrack, the score, written by Tyler Bates, is just as solid. Bates is back for the sequel as well, so if you enjoyed the music from the first movie, there's a good chance you'll appreciate the sequel as well.
Showing off the score is a great way to give the fans a peek at the movie without actually revealing anything. While the titles of the songs would likely give us a hint as to what's going on in the movie, as they sometimes do, just listening to the music may give fans an indication of what some of the high and low points of the film may sound like, but completely out of context.
At this point, we're beginning to wonder if we'll ever get an idea about what Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is actually about. While we've seen a couple of trailers, both of them have simply shown us characters interactions without any context. While we know the names of many of the major players, we have yet to see how any of them will fit together into anything resembling a plot. We don't expect the score to give us any answers, but if we do get any of the context surrounding the music that we hear, then maybe an answer or two will be revealed.
We'll be tuning in to give the score a listen. If you're not following James Gunn on Facebook already, and you probably should be, you can find his page here.