John Williams Back for Solo: A Star Wars Story – Sort of…

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It seems as if John Williams will be back for his ninth Star Wars film, although not fully composing the score. Variety is reporting that Williams will be composing the main “theme” for Solo: A Star Wars Story, but veteran composer John Powell will be doing the rest of the score.

If you recall, Powell was named the composer for the movie back in July. Out of all 10 Star Wars movies (counting Solo), the only film that Williams has not been involved in, was 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was composed by Michael Giacchino.

“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.”

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About the Han Solo Film:

The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike (unconfirmed). The movie hits theaters May 25, 2018.

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Variety