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Probably not. The two are indepedent events.@Edmund<br><br>actually i wasn't interested in the Dragon scores...or Pan, for that matter. Xmen 3 wasn't too bad, but he still had that tight RCP score techniques...Yeah, I think he must have changed his methods since Hancock/Green Zone...Because I'm not interested in hsi work after that. Must be those pesky drums he doesnt use anymore?Yeah, I know there's more than just the main theme in those Trek scores, I was just exaggerating to make a point. :pPretty sure the reason HGW works with Washington so often is because Tony Scott worked with him so often... :pWait, Meta, you haven't liked Powell since Hancock? This despite putting out his career peak in the How to Train Your Dragon scores? I mean, if there's anything that proves he's got the chops for Star Wars style orchestral and thematic music, it's those two (and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Pan).
Excellent score!  Reminds me of pieces of The Rock, BHD, Drop Zone, stuff from The Pacific.  Great job Andrew!  Nice themes!  Fun RCP stuff!Yes it was announced a while back, Harry returns !I can confirm that he is working on it.I'm waiting for Harry's response for returning for the sequel or not? My opinion is, I think Harry seem like working with Denzel Washington often in the movies like Man Of Fire, Deja Vu, and The Taking Of Pelham 123 and Unstoppable, The Equalizer, I think Antoine Fuqua director should hire him back again, but I don't know if his schedule conflicts with busy working with MEG Score.@superultramegaa and others<br><br>Honestly, if you take an objective look back, you can still see RC written all over Powell...And thats all well and good, because I like Powell. Well, maybe not since Hancock, but I like his style.<br><br>That being said, This will be the official first Star Wars outing with an RC score. Sure, Williams phoned in a theme...But going forward I expect RC influence to be the norm.<br><br>And, as for Giacchino...Jesus Christ. For someone who practically MADE his career apeing Williams (Jurassic Park and Medal of Honor video games spring to mind), his Rogue One was  dreadful...I cant disagree with you. <br><br><br>
Powell is heavily influenced by Zimmer. The only thing that differs him from the others is that he really has a style of his own that matches the traces of the career he shared with Zimmer. If you listen to any of your action scores, you will notice that they are clearly RCP scores. Even the orchestral, especially "Pan" have some passages that are very reminiscent of Pirates, Prince of Egypt and Gladiator.Really awesome "Is She With You?" cover by Nir Shor!Hey Hybrid Soldier, is Harry returning for the Sequel??Hybrid, Hollywood in Vienna just announced that Zimmer will be receiving the Max Steiner award. Do you know if the Hollywood in Vienna program the same as the The World of Hans Zimmer program? If it is, King Arthur is confirmed to be in the program as well.I wasn't saying Powell sounds like Williams. I'm saying he's closer in sound to Williams than he is to Zimmer for his animated movies.
While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.Yeah, this is the best RCP action score of the year so far. Much better than Balfe's efforts and Junkie's.@superultramega Itís funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.<br><br>Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product. <br><br>Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound. <br><br>Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.Restraint on drums? <br><br>Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?<br><br>Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.
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Kingfannypack is the MILFCommander reply Replies: 15 || 2018-04-20 22:17:21
John Powell stated on his Instagram that the album will have 19 tracks, and be over an hour!


Meta2018-04-21 05:47:50
Cant say Im 100% invested.....

This will be the first Star Wars score to go the Zimmer route...


Ds2018-04-21 07:47:30
And how is that a bad thing? :-p
John Powell is an excellent choice to have both a big sounding and fun RCP score, and an orchestral one which would fit with the previously established style.


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-21 09:04:34
You can't call Powell "the Zimmer route". He's written some of the densest, flashiest orchestral film music of the last 10+ years!


Mr Tweedy2018-04-21 10:01:01
IMO, though Powell was Hans'protegee 20 years ago, he always had his very own style. And this style evolved so much through these decades you can't really connect any more his mannerisms to those of people at RCP!


JBSO992018-04-21 11:39:24
Of all RCP members, I think he is the one closest to Williams and Star Wars sound, so I think this score will be pure orchestral fun, like most of his scores usually are.

I cannot wait to listen to it!


superultramegaa2018-04-21 12:21:28
People like Harry Gregson, Jablonsky and Zanelli, despite their melodic tendinsies, would be people chosen for going the Zimmer route. I think Jablonsky's is the closest to Star Wars but even then there's a ton of power themes, and Zimmer hallmarks that keep him away from this sort of style.

Powell is the last person I would associate with Zimmer. His techniques are very much in vain with the Williams-like composers, like Alexandre Desplat and Michael Giacchino. The complex underscore, the rapid notes, the restraint on drums, instrument variety, the jazz techniques, etc. He's the perfect RCP composer for the job.


Meta2018-04-21 15:30:24
Restraint on drums?

Have you listened to Green Zone? The Bourne movies? Hancock?

Cmon...Yeah he's not Zimmer, but this isn't a Williams product we are talking about. It's an RC product. This is what I am talking about.


superultramegaa2018-04-21 16:27:16
Ok, not restraint on drums, but I still don't really see how exactly his music for animated films comes even close to being an RC product. When I think of RC I think of the music for the Pirates movies, the early Bay and Bruckheimer films, etc. The work on Shrek, Antz, Ice Age, and How to Train Your Dragon is much closer to a traditional Williams score than any RC product.

Plus he's working on Star Wars so he's obviously going to try his damnedest to stick to that kind of music, and to avoid the Zimmer style. I just don't understand why you think Powell, of all people is going to be the one to dilute the Star Wars sound.

Hell, I think Giacchino's score for Rogue One was pretty much nothing more than an unmemorable, and bland version of Star Wars with very little going on besides broken down notes of the Star Wars theme playing and generic Williams copy. Just like Jurassic World. I don't know how Giacchino makes Williams' style bland but he finds a way. At least with Powell we'll get more style and memorability on top of a Williams imitation.


mpolonest123 2018-04-21 18:59:43
@superultramega Itís funny you should say that about Rogue One because, even though I do like the themes, I will agree that it definitely is weaker than any Star Wars score and seems to lack the life Giacchino normally puts into his music.

Even weirder, his music for Jupiter Ascending (another big space opera) is far more aggressive and developed, and probably one of his best. It makes me wonder if the Star Wars team wanted the safe route....


Mephariel2018-04-21 19:23:15
While John Powell is usually far more melodic and classical than your usual RCP composer, I don't see the Williams similarity. His music doesn't really sounds like Williams' scores. But I think he is perfect for Star Wars. I am much more excited about this than Giacchino's Rogue One.


superultramegaa2018-04-21 19:45:01
I wasn't saying Powell sounds like Williams. I'm saying he's closer in sound to Williams than he is to Zimmer for his animated movies.


Olive2018-04-22 02:13:13
Powell is heavily influenced by Zimmer. The only thing that differs him from the others is that he really has a style of his own that matches the traces of the career he shared with Zimmer. If you listen to any of your action scores, you will notice that they are clearly RCP scores. Even the orchestral, especially "Pan" have some passages that are very reminiscent of Pirates, Prince of Egypt and Gladiator.


meta2018-04-22 05:25:15
@superultramegaa and others

Honestly, if you take an objective look back, you can still see RC written all over Powell...And thats all well and good, because I like Powell. Well, maybe not since Hancock, but I like his style.

That being said, This will be the official first Star Wars outing with an RC score. Sure, Williams phoned in a theme...But going forward I expect RC influence to be the norm.

And, as for Giacchino...Jesus Christ. For someone who practically MADE his career apeing Williams (Jurassic Park and Medal of Honor video games spring to mind), his Rogue One was dreadful...I cant disagree with you.




Edmund Meinerts2018-04-22 17:32:01
Wait, Meta, you haven't liked Powell since Hancock? This despite putting out his career peak in the How to Train Your Dragon scores? I mean, if there's anything that proves he's got the chops for Star Wars style orchestral and thematic music, it's those two (and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Pan).


Meta2018-04-22 22:03:38
@Edmund

actually i wasn't interested in the Dragon scores...or Pan, for that matter. Xmen 3 wasn't too bad, but he still had that tight RCP score techniques...Yeah, I think he must have changed his methods since Hancock/Green Zone...Because I'm not interested in hsi work after that. Must be those pesky drums he doesnt use anymore?

kingfannypack is the MILFcommander reply Replies: 3 || 2018-04-10 22:55:46
So I keep hearing that John Williams is contributing a theme. Does this mean he wrote a whole new Solo theme, or that the new film will use an old Han Solo cue?


Hybrid Soldier2018-04-10 22:56:56
He did write something new, which JP & team use & arrange in various ways, as well as some old themes from the franchise.


Olive2018-04-10 23:00:09
A "new" theme for Han Solo and previous themes of the franchise.


Kingfannypack is the MILFcommander2018-04-12 08:20:19
Thanks Hybrid! I am very excited for this soundtrack, I donít listen to John Powell nearly enough.

Hari Haran reply Replies: 4 || 2018-04-10 21:14:08
*upon listing John Williams on the website as a member of RCP*

Zimmer: "The circle is now complete. When I first heard about you, I was but the learner, now, I am the Master!"

Williams: "Only a master of synthesizers, Hans!"


Mike (OTM)2018-04-10 21:20:23
lol....I know they know each other, but I wonder how much of Zimmer's music Williams has even listened to. He tends to be kind of intentionally insulated.


Olive2018-04-10 23:01:33
Probably very little, almost anything.


Mephariel2018-04-11 02:11:52
I have a hard time seeing Williams being a Zimmer fan. But he did wrote Zimmer a letter about Man of Steel saying he can't wait to listen to his score right?



MichaelFilm72018-04-11 15:26:35
Hey Yo - howís your composing career doing !!!

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superultramegaa reply Replies: 1 || 2018-04-10 21:12:27
Considering all of the production problems with this movie, I really hope Powell's score doesn't succumb to whatever mess this movie emerges as.


Olive2018-04-10 23:02:55
I also keep my foot behind with everything about this movie.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 2 || 2018-04-10 18:24:41
Shame he couldnít team up with Harry Gregson-Williams again lol

Honestly John Powell is one of the best working composers today, seeing him do a Star Wars film while including a theme by John Williams himself is just unreal...


MrZimmerFan2018-04-10 19:04:52
Harry was scoring The Meg, altough John Powell is a great choice for this movie.


mpolonest123 2018-04-10 21:26:04
My favorite HGW scores (apart from Narnia and the Martian) have always been his collabs with Powell. Antz is probably one of my favorite animated RCP/MV scores and I practically grew up with Shrek.

As for Solo, Iím genuinely curious as to what sound JP is going to write in. Will it be a mixture of his trademark style? Will it be him emulating John Williams? Will it be a combination? Whatever the result Iím sure it will be amazing!

... reply Replies: 4 || 2018-04-10 12:18:30
You should add Williams to HZ.com


Hybrid Soldier2018-04-10 12:34:13
It would probably provoke a black hole that would suck the Earth up into oblivion... So maybe I should be careful ! lol


Mike (OTM)2018-04-10 19:09:52
I dunno, Hybrid....there is a Harry Potter score here already... ;)


Olive2018-04-10 19:55:59
Greenaway!


Mephariel2018-04-10 20:37:15
Have to say, I am not familiar with Batu Sener's work. Hope we will see some contribution credits in the future.

Backbiter reply Replies: 0 || 2018-04-10 14:05:55
An RCP Star Wars Score? This should be interesting.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2018-04-10 10:04:52
And so it's coming...


Edmund Meinerts2018-04-10 10:36:32
My playground for the next couple months... :D


MrZimmerFan2018-04-10 12:18:57
I can't wait for this.

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