John Williams to Compose New Theme for Solo

Jan 03, 2018, 02:29
John Williams to Compose New Theme for Solo

Solo is bringing back a beloved member of the classic Star Wars crew - but there's a catch.

Ron Howard, director of the "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Han Solo origin movie, teased fans on Monday with a tweet showing a steering wheel and two arms.

The 85-year-old Oscar winning composer and laureate conductor of the Boston Pops has written the scores for all of the live-action trilogy films, except the 2016 standalone film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". "His assignment is something I'm very happy about", Williams adds.

Alden Ehrenreich is taking over the iconic role from Harrison Ford, who portrayed the character in four films and for the final time in 2015's "The Force Awakens". "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", he said.

Believe it or not, there's another new Star Wars movie coming in just five months, but we're still dependent on Ron Howard for any and all updates.

John Williams' association with Star Wars began in 1977 when he wrote the memorable score for A New Hope.

Williams' involvement will in no way cancel out the work that John Powell was hired to do. Lucasfilm announced Powell as Solo's composer earlier this summer. His past credits include the Jason Bourne films, X-Men: The Last Stand and the Ice Age, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon films.

On Twitter, he shared the photo with the greeting: "Happy New Year from Team #Solo", the director wrote on Twitter.

The "Star Wars" veteran also expressed his excitement about Powell's score.