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Just a day after news broke that Michael Giacchino will replace Alexandre Desplat as the composer on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Giacchino is already feeling the love from saga diehards.
“Thx for all the great @twitter shout-outs regarding @RogueOneMovie!” he tweeted Friday afternoon. “Thrilled to be a part of the Star Wars family.”
Giacchino, an Oscar winner for his work on Up and noted for scoring the three new Star Trek films, was tapped to replace French composer Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel) after the fellow Oscar-winner dropped out when reshoots shifted the film’s postproduction schedule. Though Giacchino is already well versed to the Star Wars galaxy, playing a stormtrooper in The Force Awakens, he was curious to hear Desplat’s take on the film.
“Also want to say I love Alexander Desplat’s work and was looking forward to his score,” Giacchino added. “It’s a crazy biz but sometimes schedules just clash.”
Rogue One takes place before the events of A New Hope, tracking the crew responsible for stealing the plans to the Death Star. It opens Dec. 16.