Veteran “Star Wars: franchise composer John Williams has been set to write the theme for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the standalone film about a young Han Solo opening May 25th.
Powell was announced as the primary composer for “Solo” back in July and remains so, while Williams revealed his involvement during an interview with Variety today about his work on ‘The Last Jedi’, saying:
“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.”
Williams has written the complete scores for all eight of the main “Star Wars” films, while spin-off “Rogue One” was scored by Michael Giacchino.