While John Williams is maintaining the musical continuity by once again stepping up to the conductor’s podium for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it looks like the spinoffs will be allowing for a bit more creative flexibility. And one of our favorite musical score voices will be given his chance to play in the galaxy.
Film Music Reporter has spotted the news that Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game“) dropped on Radio Classique’s Culture Club — he’ll be scoring “Star Wars: Rogue One.” The gig will reunite him with director Gareth Edwards whom he collaborated with on “Godzilla” (and delivered some pretty solid work). Overall, Desplat is one of the best around and we’re pretty excited to see how he’ll be inspired by the “Star Wars” universe.
Felicity Jones is the first confirmed actor for the spinoff, which will open on December 16, 2016. Production starts this summer.