John Murphy to Score the Music for “Superman: Legacy”

Gunn and Murphy

Director James Gunn has announced via his Instagram account that composer John Murphy will create the musical score for the upcoming film “Superman: Legacy”.

“Happy to announce that my frequent collaborator @johnmurphycomposer is scoring #SupermanLegacy. John was one of the first people I called when I finished the script many months ago as I knew how incredibly important the score was to this production. John has been working tirelessly since, creating hours worth of music that we’ll play on set as we shoot & use in the edit & that will eventually be recorded with a glorious symphony for all of you. Welcome to the DCU, John!”

Murphy replied by saying, “Thank you James. So proud and excited to be working with you again, and proud to be a part of the DCU adventure. And what a project! Working on ‘Superman: Legacy’ is a dream come true. Thank you.”

John Murphy has worked previously with James Gunn, having composed the score for “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” and “The Suicide Squad”.

The cast of “Superman: Legacy” features David Corenswet as Superman/Clark Kent, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.

Directed by James Gunn, “Superman: Legacy” is scheduled to be released July 11, 2025.

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February 6, 2024 12:37 pm

This is a very uninspired choice, does anyone even remember the original score for any of the guardians movies? Or any marvel movie besides avengers for that matter? I know they couldn’t get hans again, but gunn is annoying me with just hiring his friends. At least try to do something new and different.

February 14, 2024 5:26 am
Reply to  sundevil82

I completely agree with you Sundevil82. I’ve been positive, or at best cautiously-optimistic about what James Gunn is doing. I wonder why Gunn didn’t hire someone who has composed memorable scores. Furthermore, I completely agree with you that it’s annoying that Gunna is hiring his friends. I’ve been patient and cautiously optimistic. I’ve avoided posting negative comments on multiple social media platforms. But many of Gunn’s choices have been uninspired. I’ll leave it at that.