It’s been confirmed that Tyler Bates will return to score Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Bates is more known for his work in television, scoring Salem, Californication and Low Winter Sun. Through 2014, the composer provided scores for both Guardians of the Galaxy and John Wick, which is also set for a sequel next year.
As for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, director James Gunn has already stated that the eagerly awaited sequel will begin filming this February in Atlanta. Gunn has hinted that the story will be a “more emotional” film that will focus on Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his relationship with his father, a storyline that was hinted at in Guardians of the Galaxy but never developed.
Gunn has also previously confirmed that the first draft of the script is complete, and that he will have complete autonomy over the playlist of the next ‘Awesome Mix’ that accompanies the score. The previous mixtape was a fan-favorite: