– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Without a doubt, music has played a pivotal role in Star Wars‘ success. Its memorable themes is, in many ways, responsible for a great deal of the emotional attachment we have for the character. From the booming main theme to the imposing Imperial theme, it certainly may go down in history as one of the most iconic scores of all time.

Up until this point, composer John Williams was the man responsible for all the music in the films. But, given Disney’s accelerated schedule for the films, as well as well as the existence of the anthologies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first Star Wars film not to be composed by him (though it’s important to note that countless composers have been involved in the video games and animated shows). Oscar-winning Alexandre Desplat was announced as to be taking over scoring duties, but it sounds like that isn’t the case anymore.

If you’ll recall, some months ago, there were rumors that Rogue One had to reshoot as much as half the film. Sure, reshoots are a part of every big blockbusters, but even the most optimistic of people would have to admit that fifty percent of a movie isn’t a good sign

Well, now a new report from THR seems to back up the whole “extensive reshoots” claim. According to the outlet, because the film had such extensive pickups, they had to change their scoring calendar — resulting in a schedule that in-demand composer Alexandre Desplat could no longer accommodate. As a result, Desplat had to bow out of scoring duties for the film.

The silver lining, however, is that Michael Giacchino will be taking over. While it is a shame that Desplat will not have his hand this picture, a movie could do much worse than Giacchino, who also has an Oscar to his credit.

On the whole, I’d say this won’t negatively affect the film (though it will undoubtedly be different than it would have been), but this does remind me that big changes need to be made for the film, and that nagging little critter at the back of my head keeps warning me to brace myself for disappointment with Rogue One.

What do you make of this report? Does this concenr you regarding the film? Are you disappointed that Desplat won’t be scoring the movie? Let us know in the comments down below!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.