Man, we’ve reported that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was seemingly plagued with troubles with massive reshoots being needed to pull it closer to Disney’s vision of Star Wars (here) and we hope that was all exaggerated but it looks like it has had a knock on effect.
The movie – the first Star Wars movie not to be scored by John Williams – had composer Alexandre Desplat (Argo, Godzilla, The Grand Budapest Hotel) ready to pull it all together musically, but it’s been revealed that he has just been replaced by Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino.
The story is that the reshoots changed the schedule and Desplat could no longer honour his commitment and Disney/Lucasfilm turned to Giacchino to step in.
Michael Giacchino is a great composer with Incredibles, Ratatouille, Up, Inside Out, Jurassic World and Super 8 all under his belt, to name but a few.
Fun fact? Giacchino appeared as a storm trooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
We’re not going to claim to be experts, and we’re under the impression that this is a little late in the game, but hopefully we’re wrong – feel free to tell us. But we’re confident he’ll do a cracking job. Are you?
In related news, here’s the Japanese and Korean international poster for the movie… man, the Japanese one is superb!