Ask any fan and they’ll tell you there’s no one better to inherit the Star Wars musical legacy from John Williams than Michael Giacchino. He’s been scoring Disney movies for a long time, and his Star Trek scores are classic. And if you haven’t heard his Doctor Strange score run over to Spotify right now and listen to it; it’s great!
In THR, Giacchino discusses the daunting task of scoring a Star Wars movie:
â€œI didnâ€™t want to go to work that day, but I had to because our schedule was so tight,â€ said Giacchino. â€œSo I go and sit down and turn on the screen to work and all of these Stormtroopers are running around and I thought to myself, â€˜All right this is not a bad birthday.â€™”
He’ll also be doing themes just like John Williams, and mentions Jyn’s:
Joining the Star Wars universe has given Giacchino quite the sandbox to play in, but thereâ€™s one character whose theme heâ€™s most excited for fans to hear.
â€œI love the main character. I love Jyn and what they have done with her,â€ he said of Felicity Jonesâ€™ rebel.