This weekend’s release of Solo: A Star Wars Story has one huge surprise that will blow fans away (and if you already know what we’re talking about, you can read more about it over here but beware of spoilers!). But Solo also has another tidbit that might go unnoticed. Or if you did notice it, you might not have realized how odd it was. What we’re talking about is a certain musical cue from the Solo: A Star Wars Story score.
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Composer John Powell has revealed the tracklist for his Solo: A Star Wars Story soundtrack, and we’re here to obsess over the titles. There’s some stuff to unpack here, but best of all, there’s a track called “Lando’s Closet.” Hell. Yes. See the Solo soundtrack track titles below.
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Over five months ago we found out that John Powell would be composing the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though composer John Williams has been responsible for providing the score for every film in the primary Star Wars saga, Disney and Lucasfilm have opted to let other composers take over for the spin-offs under the Star Wars Story moniker. However, when it comes to Solo: A Star Wars Story, fans will hear some new music composed by John Williams after all.
In a recent interview with the legendary composer, John Williams revealed that he will be composing a theme for the Han Solo movie while John Powell will handle the rest of the score. Find out more about the Han Solo theme revelation below. Read More »
John Williams will always be the king of Star Wars music, but as Lucasfilm continues to expand the franchise, they’ll need some help providing scores for their spin-off movies. Lost and Up composer Michael Giacchino already filled in on last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we know that John Powell will be the one responsible for Ron Howard‘s Han Solo movie score.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits involves the sea floor-dwelling creatures of Bikini Bottom, the high-flying dragon riders of Berk, and everyone in between. After the jump:
- Is China getting sick of effects-heavy Hollywood sequels?
- Rumor has it Jurassic World will feature pterodactyl riders
- Insurgent casts a couple more Dauntless characters
- Paul Walker‘s brother may be in future Fast movies
- Ernie Hudson says Ghostbusters 3 will shoot soon
- Brittany Snow tweets from the set of Pitch Perfect 2
- Get ready for lots and lots of Sharknado tie-in merchandise
- SpongeBob has a Coppertone moment in a new poster
- Watch the trailer for the video game Alien: Isolation
- See a How to Train Your Dragon 2 featurette about the score
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As film fanatics, it’s in our nature to want more. It’s not enough to be satisfied How To Train Your Dragon 2 is opening next week. A movie that’s just as wonderful, if not more so, than the original. No, we have to look ahead. We have to look forward to June 17, 2016‘s How To Train Your Dragon 3, and maybe beyond.
Since development on the sequel began, writer/director Dean DeBlois has been very upfront in saying How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the middle chapter in a larger saga. A trilogy that will end in 2016’s How To Train Your Dragon 3, announced in 2012. Now with Part 2 almost in theaters, he’s begun to divulge a bit about the third film, specifically how the ending of the series will tie back into Cressida Cowell‘s original books.
Also, one of the trilogy’s key components, composer John Powell, suggested that third film might actually be split into two, making the trilogy a quadrilogy. Read DeBlois’ quotes about How To Train Your Dragon 3 and Powell’s quotes about a possible How To Train Your Dragon 4 below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Angie Han
Frozone will be back with his BFF for the Incredibles sequel, according to Samuel L. Jackson. Also after the jump:
- Logan Lerman says Percy Jackson 3 is “not happening”
- Jonny Weston is signing on for Taken 3
- Jurassic World will be shooting at the Honolulu Zoo
- Peter Jackson is putting the final touches on the final Hobbit film
- The Conjuring franchise could be stalled by a lawsuit
- See the How to Train Your Dragon 2 score being recorded
- Cameras are rolling once more on Fast & Furious 7
- Sharknado 2 gets a poster and a premiere date
- Peek behind the scenes of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- A Haunted House 2 has a red-band trailer to share
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One of the most disappointing elements of The Bourne Legacy was its score (Germain was a fan of the film overall, but I was not). John Powell had created such a rich, unique sound in the first three Bourne films and it was sad for me to see James Newton Howard deliver a lackluster soundtrack (and even more sad that that was probably one of the least of the film’s problems).
I decided to take a look back and see if the scores still held up. Below the jump, you’ll find a brief audio retrospective on John Powell’s work in this series of films. Questions/comments/agreements/disagreements? Leave them below or shoot me an email at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail.com.
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Where’s Jonah Hex? We saw footage from the film at last year’s Comic Con, but aside from a few reshoot reports and word of Mastodon sharing scoring duties, there’s been basically nothing to report on the film since then. Few pics, no trailer. Earlier this week, as part of a rumor that suggested Lobo was dead at WB, there was a report that the studio isn’t happy with the film.
Then Vulture talked to Brent Hinds of Mastodon, and based on his description of the scoring process and one comment in particular, many read the piece as saying “the film is delayed!” Reps for the movie, meanwhile, insist that we’ll see a trailer on April 29, and that it will be attached to prints of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Meanwhile, Hinds’ comments are still a window into the process of finishing the film. Read More »
If you’re a regular reader of /Film, then you know that we’re big fans of movie soundtracks and film scores (if you haven’t yet, listen to the bonus /Filmcast movie score episode). So I thought I’d fill you in on some of the latest cinematic music developments.
After the jump we’ll tell you about how Linkin Park is working on the score for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with Hans Zimmer (who isn’t even the composer on the film!?), how the Twilight sequel New Moon scored the composer from Fincher’s Benjamin Button, how Jon Brion appears on screen but not behind the music in Apatow’s Funny People, and the just announced composers for Sherlock Holmes, Centurion and How To Train Your Dragon.
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