Alexandre Desplat To Score Star Wars: Rogue One
Godzilla composer reunites with Gareth Edwards
As an addendum to last week's details about Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, it's been revealed that Alexandre Desplat will be providing the score. John Williams will be busy with Episodes VII-IX, but he can't do everything.
The French composer isn't a hugely leftfield choice, since he scored Edwards' Godzilla last year. He's also an avowed fan of Williams, citing him as a key influence on his career.
He stepped into Williams' shoes once before, taking over the soundtrack duties for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2. His prolific CV also includes The Imitation Game, Unbroken, Zero Dark Thirty, Rust And Bone, The Tree Of Life, the Twilight films, and three collaborations with Wes Anderson. He won an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Grammy this year for The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Star Wars: Rogue One, which will presumably have much to do with X-Wing space acrobatics, will thunder to Desplat's orchestra on December 16, 2016.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is out on December 18, this year. As if you didn't know that already.
For eveything we know about Rogue One, read our complete guide.