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John Williams to compose Han’s theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story and do we now know the significance of the dice in The Last Jedi?

January 1st, 2018 by Marc Comments

While there seems to be many reasons to be worried about the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, it seems we now have a good reason to be excited.

John Williams is back for it.

Well, sort of.

Williams revealed that he would be working on the theme for Han Solo himself in the movie: “The present plan is that I’m writing a theme for Han Solo, and John Powell is going to write the score, which he’ll do brilliantly.

So there you have it, Shrek composer John Powell will do the majority of the work while Williams does the work around the ritual hero.

It’s not much but it’s definitely something.

In related news, we learned that the dice from the Millennium Falcon that came to the fore in The Last Jedi would play a part in Solo (here), and thanks to Pablo Hidalgo xxxx, we may have an idea where they fit in.

Hidalgo posted and image from a classic Star Wars 1983 Marvel comic that featured the Falcon having dice… and hints that maybe it’s the dice that Han used in the game of Sabaac that won him the ship from Lando.

Will we see that in Solo? Well,it wouldn’t be the first time we speculated as much…

Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in cinemas on May 25th

Source: Variety

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….