John Powell Announces Expanded Score for Solo: A Star Wars Story!
Composer John Powell announced on his Instagram page the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Deluxe Edition, which will feature over two hours of his original score for the Ron Howard film! Check out the full announcement below.
Here’s what Powell wrote on his post: “Solo: A Star Wars Story (The Deluxe Edition)Coming soon in 2020 to digital exclusive streaming and digital purchase: over 2 hours of original/unedited music from Solo: A Star Wars Story [as written for the film] All cues + the original unedited version of the end credits suite!”
This is indeed exciting news. The score for Solo: A Star Wars Story remains one of the better efforts to come out of the recent batch of Star Wars flicks thanks to its exuberant style, luscious themes, and rip-roaring action music. John Williams wrote the main theme for the Han Solo character, but Powell, an under-appreciated composer if there ever was one, is credited with the bulk of the music.
Directed by Ron Howard, the fun-filled galactic heist movie stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Paul Bettany. Joonas Suotamo returns to play Chewbacca.
Written by Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller are executive producers.
To create the unique look of the film, some of the industry’s top talent was recruited, including Academy Award nominee Bradford Young, director of photography; two-time Academy Award-winning editor Pietro Scalia; Dominic Tuohy, special effects supervisor; Rob Bredow, visual effects supervisor; and John Powel, score composed and adapted by.
They are joined by returning Star Wars veteran crew members: Neil Lamont, production designer; Neal Scanlan, special creature effects; David Crossman and Glyn Dillon, costume designers; Jamie Wilkinson, prop master; Lisa Tomblin-Fitzpatrick, hair designer; and Amanda Knight, makeup designer.