Many fans have long wondered what a Star Wars film will sound like when the day comes that John Williams will no longer be able to compose the film scores. In December, the answer will finally arrive.
It’s an answer that will probably satisfy many people. While Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) was originally going to be stepping up to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story the reshoots have caused him to step away and be replaced by Michael Giacchino, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
That’s right, the composer behind the scores of hit films & TV shows like The Incredibles, Inside Out, the Star Trek reboots, Lost and so many others is taking a trip to a galaxy far far away.
According to THR, Desplat had to leave the film because the extensive reshoots overseen by writer Tony Gilroy over the summer caused a scheduling issue that made him no longer available to take on the job.
With work for Pixar and Disney’s live-action films in the past along with his work this year on Disney Animation’s Zootopia and the upcoming Marvel Studio’s film Doctor Strange, Giacchino will have worked on movies for all the major film divisions under the Disney banner once he completes the score for Rogue One.
Giacchino is a noted Star Wars fan and played a stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, because his buddy J.J. Abrams was the director, and will now be the first person that isn’t John Williams to compose music for a Star Wars film.