Variety reports in an exclusive article on their website that the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story composed by John Powell with some new themes by John Williams has been disqualified from the upcoming Academy Awards.
The reason? The score was entered too late. Deadline was November 15th and apparently Lucasfilm/Disney missed it. You wonder how that can happen. I don’t think Solo’s score would have had any realistic chances at winning the award, but it’s still quite embarrassing to miss the deadline.
Actually, we have no idea if he is over the Sequel Trilogy, but he is over making music for Star Wars beginning in 2019! Newsarama is reporting that John Williams will be leaving the Star Wars franchise next year. Special thanks to Martin M. for the alert to this story!
The 2018 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and Star Wars: The Last Jedi received four nominations overall. The Last Jedi was nominated for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects. In addition, John Williams was nominated for the 51st time for his The Last Jedi score. Congratulations to all of the nominees. Check out the complete list of nominations at The Hollywood Reporter!
Living legend John Williams, now eighty-five years old, confirmed to Variety that he will score Episode IX. Williams simply told Episode IX director JJ Abrams, “I would very much like to complete that.” John Williams also shot down the idea that he planned on retiring and when asked to reflect on his sixty year career he said, “It feels like a good start.” Head over to Variety to check out the full story.
It looks like we get to look forward to a bit more John Williams with the announcement that he will be writing the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Variety has the exclusive.
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