Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a historic film for multiple reasons, one of which is that it will be the first live action Star Wars film(not counting the Ewok movies) to not be scored by the legendary John Williams. Thankfully, the musical duties for Rogue One have fallen into the very capable hands of Michael Giacchino.
Giacchino is well know for scoring a variety of movies, and most recently he composed the music for Marvel's upcoming film Doctor Strange. Last week at the premiere for Doctor Strange The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Giacchino and inquired about his progress on Rogue One. First off, he discussed his inspiring relationship with John Williams:
"John and I have known each other for a while and he's always been a great giver of wisdom. "He is a great teacher, even when he is not directly teaching you. Growing up listening to him — he was one of my biggest indirect teachers. Working on this films I am constantly reminded that it was Star Wars that pushed me in this direction."
Giacchino also confirms that Jyn Erso will have her own theme in the film, and it's the one he's most excited for fans to hear:
"I love the main character. I love Jyn and what they have done with her."
He also further discusses having to work on Rogue One on his birthday in the full interview, which you can read by clicking here.
Giacchino's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story score will begin blasting through theater speakers everywhere on December 16th!
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