It looks like Solo: A Star Wars Story is getting a theme from the legendary Star Wars music composter John Williams.
According to a report by Variety, Williams is to continue his working relationship with Lucasfilm, working on a new them for the studio’s upcoming standalone film, Solo. Williams is to work with How to Train Your Dragon composer John Powell, who is set to work on the rest of the music of the film. Powell’s involvement with the project was announced way back in July last year, and in an interview with the publication, Williams explained how he and Powell would collaborate on Solo’s music.
“[Powell’s] 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.”
Though Williams isn’t working on all the music of Solo, it’s definitely great to hear that the composer is working on at least one theme for Solo. After writing the memorable score for George Lucas original Star Wars film in 1977, A New Hope, Williams went on to write the complete score of all eight of the main Star Wars films, including the sequel trilogy installments The Force Awakens (for which he got an Oscar nomination) and The Last Jedi. Solo will be the first standalone that Williams works on.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently screening in cinemas. Solo is set to premiere on May 25, 2018.