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Alexandre Desplat steps down as Michael Giacchino set to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

September 16th, 2016 by Marc Comments


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Godzilla, The Grand Budapest Hotel) ready to pull it all together musically, but it’s been revealed that he has just been replaced by Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino.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!


Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….