John Williams to Compose Theme for Han Solo Movie

Veteran franchise composer John Williams will add his musical touch to the score of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Williams’ contribution to the music of the Star Wars franchise is impressive, composing the music for all eight installment of the Skywalker Saga. His latest musical creation is of course the music for The Last Jedi.

Williams confirmed in an interview with Variety that he will write the theme song for the latest standalone film about Han Solo. In charge of the film’s musical score, however, is composer John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon).

“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,” the composer said. “His assignment is something I’m very happy about,” Williams said. “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 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.”

Starring as a young Han is Alden Ehrenreich, with Joonas Suotamo playing Chewbacca, Donald Glover playing Lando Calrissian, and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke will play an unspecified role.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters May 25.