The Mandalorian composer Ludwig Goransson opens up about scoring that Luke Skywalker moment. Fans of Star Wars were left stunned after Luke Skywalker showed up to save the day in the season finale of The Mandalorian. The secret of Luke’s appearance was kept so secret that it was shock to everyone. Of course, there is one man who did need to know Luke was coming and that was the composer.
Here is what Goransson has to say when he spoke to Insider recently.
“I basically wrote a new theme for Luke there because I wanted the reveal to be a surprise, I didn’t want to hint at anything,” he explained. “When you see him show up in the X-Wing there’s electric guitar and a children’s choir playing. It kind of sets the tone. Then by the end, it’s a nice transition from heroic mystery theme into the Force theme.”
“When Luke takes his hood off we all wanted people at home to stand up on their feet and feel this power,” Göransson continues. “It was an obvious choice to put it in there at that moment.”
On our The Cantina Podcast review of the season finale Kyle and I mentioned wanting to go back and really check out the score again. Honestly, compared to a theater I find the score harder to spot on The Mandalorian. I need to watch it again with the volume turned way to up to really appreciate it all. However I have so far been impressed with the score of Goransson. For a start Goransson is not afraid to use the popular John Williams themes when it is warranted, which I appreciate.
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