Veteran STAR WARS Composer John Williams Will Write The Theme For SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Veteran STAR WARS Composer John Williams Will Write The Theme For SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Returning to the galaxy far, far away for his ninth assignment, John Williams has revealed that he will compose the theme for Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story during an interview. More past the jump...

It was previously reported that John Powell (Rio, How to Train Your Dragon) would be writing the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story, but it's now been revealed that veteran Star Wars composer John Williams will also be on hand to work on the film's main theme.

Williams made the announcement while chatting to Variety about his score for The Last Jedi:


“The present plan is that I’m writing a theme for Han Solo, and John Powell is going to write the score, which he’ll do brilliantly. What I will do is offer this to John, and to [director] Ron Howard, and if all parties are happy with it, then I will be happy. John [Powell] will complete the score. He will write all the rest of the themes and all of the other material, which I’m going to be very anxious to hear.”

Williams previously composed the entire scores for all eight of the main saga installments, winning an Oscar for the original back in 1977. 2016's Rogue One was scored by Michael Giacchino.

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters in May of 2018.
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