Film composer Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2) will no longer be writing the score for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story due to scheduling issues created by the much-publicised reshoots earlier this. But there’s no need to panic because one of Hollywood’s finest composers, Michael Giacchino (Up, The Incredibles, Jurassic World, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Star Trek) has taken his place.
And there’s a nice piece of symmetry going on.
Giacchino will be especially pleased, as he’s a bit of a Star Wars and John Williams fan. “I was 10 years old in 1977 when I ran down the steps on Christmas morning to find the double album LP of Star Wars waiting for me. I ripped it open, ran back up to my bedroom and threw it on the turntable. That was the day I truly understood that music was storytelling, he revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. Up until JJ Abrams directed Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Giacchino had provided the music for practically everything Abrams had directed or created for TV, but he was more than happy to sit that one out and for Williams to provide the score.
Now he finally gets his chance go make his mark on the Star Wars universe.