As more details come out about Solo: A Star Wars, it just appears to be getting better and better. The movie, which stars Aiden Ehrenreich as a young on Solo, is now being directed by Ron Howard. John Powell is set to write the score for the movie. However, in a recent interview with Variety about the soundtrack to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams revealed that he is writing a theme for the movie.
“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,” Williams told Variety.
It was announced in July that John Powell would be writing the music for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“His assignment is something I’m very happy about,” Williams adds. “What I will do is offer this to John, and to Ron Howard, and if all parties are happy with it, then I will be happy. … John 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.”
John Powell has written scores for How to Train Your Dragon for which he received an Oscar nomination. He also wrote music for some of the Bourne franchise, Happy Feet, Rio, and this year’s Ferdinand. He has an extensive resume that includes film scores for both animated and live-action films.
John Williams is the original Star Wars composer, who wrote the iconic original Star Wars theme. He has continued to write the scores for all eight (currently) Star Wars movies in the Skywalker Saga. He won an Oscar for the original score and has received three other nominations from other Star Wars scores.
Powell joins Rogue One: A Star Wars Story composer Michael Giacchino as the only other composer to score a Star Wars Soundtrack. Powell has said that he intends to score the Solo soundtrack in the style of the original Star Wars soundtrack but also maintain Powell’s voice.
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