A satisfying bit of news comes our way as we learn that Oscar winning composer John Williams will writ a theme for the anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story. It is fitting that Williams, who has scored every Star Wars film with the exception of Rogue One, will provide what we hope will be another iconic character theme. The rest of the film’s score will be composed by John Powell. The legendary Williams recently spoke with Variety and talked about his part in scoring the film:
“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.”
This is the best news fans have heard about the anthology film since Ron Howard coming aboard to direct the film. The film has its share of problems during production and Williams providing the theme for such a beloved character will help to ease the minds of Star Wars fans.
I don’t even think it’s debatable that Williams is the greatest composer to ever score a film. Writing some of the most iconic themes in cinema history including Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Superman and of course Star Wars. Williams’ best work may lie in the chilling theme to Schindler’s List.
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