“I never used John’s music before on ‘Clone Wars’ under specific instructions from George [Lucas],” says Kiner, whose participation in the series was announced at “Rebels’” Wondercon panel Saturday in Anaheim. “He wanted ‘Clone Wars’ to break new ground. In fact we had to beg him a few times to use John’s themes.”
“There was an incident where I thought I was using one of John’s melodies, but I couldn’t place where it was from. But everyone tells me, no, it’s my melody. It really sounds like John.”
At 30 musicians, the orchestra being used for Rebels is about the same size as the one Williams used on the classic sci-fi show Lost in Space.
For anyone concerned that Rebels might sound a little “too much” like A New Hope, have no fear. Kiner says that the music will become more experimental as the series progresses through it’s first season. There’s a good reason for that direction, too – but he’s not talking!
Star Wars Rebels takes place about five years before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and it debuts this fall on Disney XD.
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