Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson is the newest composer to join the Star Wars universe. The official website for the beloved franchise has announced that Göransson will be composing the score for the upcoming live-action series, The Mandalorian.
Göransson is the latest composer to put his own spin on the musical themes of Star Wars. Living legend John Williams famously composed the scores for the entire Star Wars saga thus far, with the upcoming Episode IX set to be his final score for the property. Other composers that have participated in the galaxy far, far away include Kevin Kiner for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, Michael Giacchino for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and John Powell for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Along with Black Panther, some of Göransson’s scoring credits include Creed, Creed II, Venom, and Fruitvale Station. He has also collaborated with popular music artists such as Haim, Chance the Rapper and of course, young Lando Calrissian actor Donald Glover under his music moniker, Childish Gambino.
Göransson officially expressed his excitement about this incredible opportunity:
“Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Wars universe. I am deeply grateful to Jon Favreau and Disney for this opportunity and to John Williams for raising the bar so high with his iconic, intrepid scores — they will never be matched. In these next months I hope to honor the tradition of Star Wars’ musical landscape while propelling The Mandalorian into new and unchartered territory. And I will try to remember that there is no try.”
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Here is the synopsis for the series:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
The Mandalorian will be available exclusively on Disney Plus.