Back in September Rogue One was still set to be scored by Alexandre Desplat and we were still rolling along thinking everything was okay.  Then news broke that Desplat had been replaced at the last minute with Michael Giacchino.  This had fans cautiously optimistic, due to the fact that Giacchino is basically a John Williams disciple.

A Star Wars film without Williams is a scary proposition, but after this latest video was revealed, I believe fans have nothing to worry about.  The following video was released to give us a taste of some of the music created for the film, and I must say I am impressed…

What are your thoughts?  Of course as always, leave them in the comment section below.  I look forward to getting a feel of what other Star Wars fans think.

About Rogue One:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.