John Williams Will Return To Compose SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Veteran Star Wars composer John Williams will return to the franchise to write the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Writing the theme for 2018’s standalone film about Han Solo will be Williams’ ninth Star Wars assignment.

As previously announced, John Powell will be writing the rest of the movie’s score.

As told to Variety, John Williams said:

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…His assignment is something I’m very happy about. 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 has written the complete scores for eight Star Wars films, and won an Oscar for the 1977 original as well as nominations for three of the other seven.I’m glad they keep coming back to Williams to either help of full conduct the score and music for these films. With a new trilogy coming, it’s good to have at least one familiar aspect from the original films.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters May 25, 2018.

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