Lucasfilm have announced that composer John Powell will score the upcoming young Han Solo movie. Powell is best known for his memorable soundtracks to the Matt Damon Bourne series, Face/Off, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda (1 and 2), and How to Train Your Dragon (1 and 2), Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and X-Men: The Last Stand, just to name a few.
Powell is only the third composer to be welcomed into the exclusive family of Star Wars live-action music writers, which includes the legendary John Williams (the eight Skywalker saga movies) and Michael Giacchino, who scored last December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
According to the press release, “the untitled Han Solo movie will be scored in the style of the original Star Wars movies but retain Powell’s distinctive voice.”
The untitled young Han Solo movie, which is being directed by Ron Howard, will be released on May 25, 2018.