John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time, having created film classic themes including those for Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and of course Star Wars. Williams will be bringing back his musical talent to a galaxy far, far away by making the theme song for Solo: A Star Wars Story, according to Variety. Work done by Williams has done much to cement the franchise into iconoclastic status, especially with his pieces ‘Binary Sunset (Force Theme)’ as well as ‘The Imperial March,’ which even now audiences immediately associate with Darth Vader. John Powell will be covering the rest of the score with help from Williams.
Though their collaboration is completely peaceful work between two talented, mutually respectful artists, there’s certainly been a lot of interesting and unexpected news about the upcoming anthology film. After all, Solo: A Star Wars Story has had a difficult production stage. The original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, left in June because of creative differences and were replaced by Ron Howard. Michael Kenneth Williams was originally cast for the film, but could not make the reshoots and was eventually replaced by Paul Bettany. According to Howard, production has concluded and the film will follow its release date for next year.
Solo will do what Rogue One offered the Star Wars franchise: give more details on a specific event or character that leads into the other films. Han Solo will be the focus of the movie, and we will be able to see his and Chewbacca’s adventures before the rebellion, including his first ones with Lando Calrissian. The cast is a strong one which will include Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Glover. The film is set to release on May 25, 2018.