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John Williams to compose theme for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

IANS | Los Angeles |

Veteran composer John Williams has been tapped in to work on the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story, a stand alone film about Han Solo.

Known for his work in the Star Wars franchise, Williams spoke on his involvement with the project. John Powell will be writing the score, reports

“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.

Powell was announced as the primary composer for Solo... in July last year.

“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,” Wiliams said.

Williams has written the complete scores for all eight of the main Star Wars films, winning an Oscar for the 1977 original and nominations for three of the other seven.

The earlier Star Wars standalone, 2016’s Rogue One, was scored by Michael Giacchino.

Williams was also nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for How to Train Your Dragon.

He even scored the Bourne action franchise, United 93 and a number of other animated films including this year’s Ferdinand as well as the Happy Feet and Rio franchise.

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Alden Ehrenreich will play a young Han Solo, the beloved character immortalized by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy and then again in 2015’s The Force Awakens.