As a means of keeping Star Wars in the family, Lucasfilm has brought in a veteran of the Star Wars universe to add his own personal touch to the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Variety has the exclusive story that veteran composer John Williams, who created the music for the original films including their iconic themes, will be coming on board the production of the Han Solo film to compose a brand new theme for the hero. Williams, while being interviewed by Variety about his music for the recently released Star Wars: The Last Jedi, said of the project; “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,” he said.
John Powell is the Oscar nominated composer of films like The Bourne Identity, Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon. Williams spoke about Powell, Ron Howard and the collaboration by saying; “His assignment is something I’m very happy about,” Williams said. “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 [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.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters May 25, 2018.