The Star Wars saga has offered some of cinemas most memorable and enduring scores, courtesy of composer John Williams. However, when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is released in theaters next week, it will not only be the first film in the franchise without a soundtrack from the incomparable maestro, but it will reportedly feature very little of the classic Star Wars themes. This has prompted fans to wonder just what Michael Giacchino, who took over from Alexandre Desplat following a change in the post-production schedule, has in store for the films soundtrack. Now, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled a sneak peak of two tracks from Rogue One.
EW released a behind-the-scenes video of a scoring session for Rogue One featuring Giacchino and director Gareth Edwards. The video includes a sample of two tracks from the film titled “Her Path is Clear” and “Approach to Eadu”. You can check out the video below!
Here’s the official synopsis for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16, 2016