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John Williams Is Writing Han Solo’s Theme For ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

.John Williams is a veteran in scoring films, having made the music for iconic films such as all eight episodes of the Star Wars franchise, Jaws, the Indiana Jones franchise, E.T., Jurassic Park, etc.



John Williams


In a recent interview with Variety about The Last Jedi, Williams has confirmed that he will not score the entirety of Solo: A Star Wars Story, but has shared that he is writing a theme for the main character, Han Solo, played by Aiden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) in his younger years.

“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.”



John Powell


Back in July it was announced that Powell -most known for his work in How to Train Your Dragon, Bourne, United 93, Ferdinand, Happy Feet and Rio to name a few- was going to be the man in charge to score the Han Solo spinoff, making it the second Star Wars film that Williams wouldn’t be scoring -the first one was Rouge One, which was scored by Michael Giacchino-.

Williams most recent work can be heard in The Last Jedi, in every theatre near you.

What do you think about this news? Are you excited to hear what Williams is preparing for Solo?
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Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to premiere on May 25, 2018.

Source: Variety

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