Writing the theme for 2018’s standalone film about Han Solo will be Williams’ ninth Star Wars assignment.
As previously announced, John Powell will be writing the rest of the movie’s score.
As told to Variety, John Williams said:
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…His assignment is something I’m very happy about. 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 [Powell] 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.