Alexandre Desplat picks up score duties for Star Wars: Rogue One
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John Williams won't be writing the score for the first Star Wars spin-off. However the choice to follow in his hallowed footsteps is one that surprised us.
Alexandre Desplat, who previously has worked on The Grand Budapest Hotel and whose score for Godzilla was the best thing about that film, is joining Gareth Edwards' Star Wars: Rogue One. Replacing Williams will be a challenge, but a composer of Desplat's calibre will likely have no trouble creating something that is both reverential to the original films yet brings something new to the table.
Star Wars: Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones. It will arrive in cinemas worldwide on 16th December 2016.