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Rogue One to NOT Be Scored by John Williams

March 16th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments


John Williams

With news of the first Star Wars spinoff arriving last week, it was only a matter of time before more details began to flow out like The Force. Today, we got a piece of news that’ll make some Star Wars fans sad.

It’s been confirmed that legendary composer John Williams will not score the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One. Instead, it will go to Alexandre Desplat.

While you may think this is an insult, please don’t. Rogue One director Gareth Edwards actually worked with Desplat on Godzilla. Also, Desplat is an Oscar-winning composer, so he’s got the credentials.

True, this will be the first Star Wars movie John Williams hasn’t scored. But to honest…it had to happen sometime.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!