Alexandre Desplat is Music Composer for Star Wars: Rogue One
As production prep gears on the first Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One, we are beginning to learn about new creative talent who will be part of the team. The latest bit of info tells us who to expect as the Star Wars Rogue One composer — and it isn’t Star Wars franchise composer John Williams.
Academy Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat will compose the score for Star Wars Rogue One. The composer just won his first Oscar for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, although he was also nominated this year for his work on The Imitation Game. His credits include Argo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The King’s Speech, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Queen and Zero Dark Thirty.
Star Wars franchise composer John Williams will not be composing the score for the Star Wars spin-offs I don’t think anyone really expected Williams to compose the music for the new Skywalker saga episodes and also the standalone Star Wars films, as that would add another film each year on to his workload (which has been gearing down in recent years).