‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Gets a New Composer

The force is apparently not with former music man Alexandre Desplat

Last Updated: September 15, 2016 @ 5:50 PM

Disney has replaced original “Star Wars: Rogue One” composer Alexandre Desplat with “Star Trek Beyond” composer Michael Giacchino, an individual with knowledge of the project has told TheWrap.

Desplat, who scored Gareth Edwards‘ previous movie “Godzilla,” was originally attached to compose the music for “Rogue One.” The musician won an Oscar for his score for Wes Anderson‘s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” That year, his score for “The Imitation Game” was also nominated.

The much-publicized reshoots on “Rogue One” were a factor, affecting the scoring calendar and Desplat’s availability.

Giacchino — who has frequently collaborated with Disney on Pixar projects such as “The Incredibles,”  “Ratatouille” and “Up”has had ties to the “Star Wars” universe in the past, having composed music for the Disney Parks attraction “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.”

Giacchino is also lending his musical talents to the Marvel Cinematic Universe later this year: He is attached to Scott Derrickson‘s “Doctor Strange.” The composer made a splash with the Hall H crowd during San Diego Comic-Con when he wrote the music to the new Marvel Studios logo.

Giacchino’s other credits include “Jurassic World,” “Star Trek (2009),” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Star Trek Beyond.”

“Star Wars: Rogue One” will be released in theaters on December 16.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about Giacchino replacing Desplat.

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