James Gunn Talks Peacemaker’s Glam Rock Soundtrack (And Those Opening Credits)

Writer/director James Gunn’s hallmark style is well known for its musical stylings. Sure, the humor and the ensemble casts get plenty of love as well, but the soundtracks are guaranteed to stick out. So it’s unsurprising that his latest DC project, Peacemaker, which spun out of his 2021 film The Suicide Squad, has plenty of needledrops to go around–and then there are those opening credits, which deserve a shout-out all their own.

With the first three episodes of the show streaming now on HBO Max, the specific musical tone of Peacemaker should be obvious, but it might be a little surprising. Rather than classic rock or even obnoxiously patriotic country, Peacemaker is all about glam rock and hair metal. But there’s a very specific reason, according to Gunn himself.

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Author: Mason Downey